In October 2017 we were joined by a number of friends to make the numbers up to a group of 20 and
were royally treated by Airbus Industries at Broughton where we enjoyed a guided tour of the
largely composite wing assembly line for the A350 XWB.
The Falcons Airside Tour of the Aviation Park at Harwarden Airport in January 2017
Just 4 of the Antanov AN2 radial engine biplanes hidden in a dusty Hangar
perhaps you can see the bird's nest in the lower air intake!
One of these 1000HP monsters bursting into life:-
and we also spotted a Mil helicopter or two in store
A beautiful Cessnr Citation with Chippies
-ready to go
The tour was 'interrupted' by the arrival of Beluga No 4, seen on finals and
The Police Copter responded to an urgent call and you can see another Beluga
snugly sitting in its Airbus loading bay on the other side of the airfield.
As a postscript, Airbus send the enormous A380 wings by dedicated 'barge' down river to Mostyn Docks, for
onshipment to Toulouse. But the plan does not always come together ,the
vessel got caught by storm force winds in Feb 2013 and ended up stranded ( without
any reported damage) on a sandbank in the Dee estuary for several days. Oops!
A fascinating and much appreciated morning trip, thanks to John for making all
Our guided tour of RAF Cosford Museum in November 2016
A winter excursion by Club members to the Airstream Club at Liverpool's old
Speke Airport apron where 12 of us enjoyed a 15 minute sortie in the left
hand seat of their Airstream flight simulator.