Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Endless problems with the new engine

A rainy day and spirits slightly low.

Still no good news from the hangar at Staverton - more issues with the new engine meaning we have no clue when the Beech can finally be test flown.

Ah but just had another phone call saying that they think they can fix it!

Photo above: G-BGKM at the Duxford airshow in 2015 flying formation with the Catalina

Hopes are still up for Friday the 13th - autsch! Is that a good day?

Well, it was Barbara's (see previous post about her) lucky day and since she is the 'good spirit' for this entire adventure, I hope that things will move in the right direction and we can see our bird flying again!

 In the meantime enjoy those photos taken by Jimmy Guthrie of CF-SUQ - as she was registered in 1981 - flying into the UK.

The final departure for the Trans-Atlantic trip is still under discussion as pilot availability and organisational issues have to be re-considered and planned.

So in the meantime, let's dream on and retreat to a nice pub for a decent gin tonic. Cheers!


  1. Yep, the old 'hurry up and wait!' It'll work out...its just testing your resolve!

  2. Very interesting day...and evening, nonetheless!

  3. Yes thanks Kevin! Great to meet you and thanks a lot for coming along!