The Anonymous Widower

The Longevity Of Light Aircraft

I am just watching the travel section of BBC Breakfast, where Cat Moh is taking a flight in a light aircraft to Le Touquet from Blackbushe.

The aircraft they are using is G-BJDW, which I have flown many times, when it was based at Ipswich Airport. It was the plane that many, like me, used for instrument-flying training in the 1980s.

I remember flying three Metier employees to Denham from Ipswich one day.

Delta-Whisky looked to be in good condition, as it was thirty or more years ago.

August 12, 2018 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,


  1. Hi James,
    No, I don’t think I was one of the party.

    I think I flew with you twice, once to Denham in Mike November? a 2 seat Cessna; and once to Nice when you were having work done on your house.

    I remember that you talked then about the longevity of aircraft, saying that each component had to be replaced after so many hours. You were of the opinion that cars should be the same.

    I may be wrong about the call sign, Mike November may have been the twin, we went to Nice in.

    We are fine, caught up in Elaine’s mother’s 90’th celebrations, which was yesterday in Sunderland, could do with a plane to get back rather than the A1.

    Comment by Richard Nobbs | August 13, 2018 | Reply

  2. Your memory of the call sign is correct. One of the Cessna 150s at Ipswich was G-??MN.

    Comment by AnonW | August 13, 2018 | Reply

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