The BCal Light Aircraft Project G-CHIP - Page 2
Started by Laurie Price (RIP) & Richard Heywood
Roy with CHIP
The AMEX Stadium at Falmer
On approach to Shoreham Airport
Blackbushe Aerodrome BR1928 From Blackbushe to Sandown 28 SEP 2018
All on board and off flying
Flying over Portsmouth Harbour
Peter knew that that B-Cal cap would come in useful again one day
The Goddards at Sandown airfield
Going around the Needles IoW
August 2018 : Update
Fresh from paint and decaling, here we have a photo of G-CHIP the new BCal Light Aircraft, kindly sent in by Richard Heywood.
November 2018 : Roy Shaw's Syndicate Flight
As a member of the syndicate Roy has taken his flight in G-CHIP and flown over some of the sights of Sussex, including the AMEX stadium at Falmer. Roy has kindly sent in some photos.
November 2018 : John Rumph's Syndicate Flight
As a member of the syndicate John has taken his flight in G-CHIP, he took his flight in October and we have a photo of John with CHIP
December 2018 : Matthew Price's Syndicate Flight
Matthew, son of joint-project founder Laurie Price has taken a flight in G-CHIP in December and we have a photo of Matthew with CHIP (now with Spirit of Laurie titles). Since his passing, the family have taken over Laurie's project commitment.
February 2019 : A flight made by Peter Goddard & Family
Peter is a shareholder and pilot of G-CHIP. Although he does not live locally (his local aerodrome is Cannes) he has managed to fly G-CHIP on three occasions, and he looks forward to taking her out more often in the future.
Recalling a special flight in 2018, Peter says:
"the plan was to take my father up on his 90th birthday which was the 28th September. There was quite a bit of planning and logistics involved: my wife Elisabeth and I drove down to Shoreham in the morning and ferried the PA28 up to Blackbushe near where my parents live; my son (oxygen monitor) then drove my father to the aerodrome where we met up. We though that we would have trouble getting him on board, but in the end he made it up almost unaided. We had a lovely flight over to the Isle of Wight for lunch and flew him back to Blackbushe for tea. We then ferried back to Shoreham and made it back to my parents home for dinner. Job done!" Sounds like a super flight, and the photos show a very happy Mr Goddard Senior with Peter and his family.
August 2019 : Biggin Hill Festival of Flight - Words and Photos by Richard Heywood
Here are a few photos from the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight. Roger Cato, former MD of the BAA at Gatwick can be seen sitting on one of the DC10 seats. He built the simulator seen here. He was very busy and his other half, Dorothy, pitched in as well. We were ably helped on Saturday by Lyn Povey and Paula Comber - thank you ladies!
I was not there on Sunday, but my thanks to Jacqui Brommersma-Cole and her husband Graham for going along and helping. The Golden Lion Children's Trust were there on Sunday too and had various things on their stall which attracted some children.
The weather on Saturday proved much better than Sunday, contrary to the forecasts earlier in the week. The crowds were not as large as usual, since the Red Arrows were not appearing. They are on tour in the USA for 2 months. It's amazing how powerful a draw they are at air shows. It looks like we raised about £350 for the charity, and several people are interested in having a ride in the aircraft in return for a suitable donation to GLCT. Thanks again to all those who helped.
The GLCT & G-CHIP Display
The G-CHIP Simulator
Lyn Povey and Paula Comber