Wings on about to roll out of the hanger for first engine start.
Roberts RV6, we stop for fuel on the way to the RV fly-in at Colmar.
The way to fit split pins properly -
My CESSNA FRA150L - Aerobat
Back in October 2000, I purchased a half share of an immaculate Cessna FRA150L from a friend not long after she had the aircraft repainted and the avionics updated. I only had 100 hrs P1 experience, but now I had my own (part share) aircraft I was able to take longer more adventurous flights. Another more experienced pilot friend of mine Robert came along on some flights to keep an eye on me and we did trips to LeTouquet, Reims, Metz, Dinard as well UK destinations. After a year part share Sue decided to not continue flying and I purchased the other half becoming the full owner.
I moved south from Peterborough Sibson and after purchasing an excellent set of Cambrai covers Evy (as she become known as) moved to Popham airfield - due to the lack of hanger space she had to live outside. I continued my adventures in Evy with Jo my partner, with a few trips to France. Our most adventurous was Popham, Jersey, LaRochelle, SanSabastian, Zaragoza to Valencia. A fantastic trip that I have documented here. After the trip I decided I wanted a faster aircraft with a longer range and embarked on building a Vans RV7 in November 2004 (Here is my build site) finishing August 2006. I still enjoyed flying Evy as she is such a nice aircraft but another project beckoned ( My Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 ) and I decided to sell Evy in May 2007 - now with over 400hrs in my logbook.
I am pleased to say she has gone to a good home in Ireland (Shannon).
My Cessna 150 is famous!!!They airbrushed the registration and my friend Richard (the passenger) out but this is my Cessna 150 featured on the front of Gleims 2005 Edition of Private Pilot.
Download the following pages of the flight manual for performance data of the O-240 engined aerobat:
1972 Reims Cessna FRA150L (French built, RollsRoyce engine O-240, Aerobat)Total Time Airframe - 6931.5
Total Time Engine - 1122.6
Time since cylinders (STOH) - 99.2
New CofA (Aerobatic category)
Garmin GNC250XL - Comm & GPS
Electronics International Digital EGT & CHT gauge
Previous Owners:Sue Griffin, Peterborough Cambs 3/1997 - 11/2001 (50% share with me from 200).
Brian Mills, Cambridge 1/1994 - 3/1997
Nicholas Wiszowaty (Echo Victor Flying Group), London 6/1990 - 1/1994
Kathleen Seaton-Stedham, New Milton 6/1989 - 6/1990
Bryan Axford, Lymington 5/1986 - 6/1989
Paul Dupon, London 9/1985 - 5/1986
Andrewsfield Flying Club, Stebbing 11/1984 - 9/1985
David Chisholm, 3rd Armoured Division 7/1983 - 11/1984
South Midland Communications Ltd, Totton 7/1976 - 6/1983
Bennett Bros (Chandlers Ford) Ltd, Chandlers Ford 8/1973 - 6/1976
Brymond Aviation, Woking 9/1972 - 7/1973
Some more pictures of Evy.
Taking off - Peterborough Sibson
San Sabastian, Spain 2004
Popham,Do you recognise the picture from the front cover of Gleims above!!
Popham (picture by Colin K Work)
Evy pictured at Reims where she was built.