WK163 - AIR TEST DAY AT BAGINGTON - 20 MAY 2000s
All photos, except the first two, by Les Bywaters
In hangar
In Air Atlantique's hangar during its winter servicing.
[ Photo : Dave Jackson ]
T/O
David Piper gets WK163 airborne.
[ Photo : Dave Jackson ]
Returning
David Piper taxies in from the first air test.
Brakes
"Brakes!"
Hand over
The crew debrief on the pan under the gathering clouds.
Hand over 2
David Piper and "Dusty" Millar expanding the debrief . . .
Roger
Crew Chief Roger Joy prepares to check the engine oil
Servicing
Roger checks the intake as Dave Jackson refits the engine panel.
Note the "Air Atlantique" colour green for the starter "bullets".
Geoff Burns
"Im sure it's this map . . ."
Navigator Geoff Burns prepares for the second flight.
Second crew
" . . .and then I think we'll go that way."
Pilot Andy Rake discusses the profile of the second flight with navigator Geoff Burns.
Start
It is beginning to rain as Andy Rake fires up the Avons . . .
Taxy
". . . and moves off for the second flight.
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