North Weald Flight Training is pleased to announce the launch of our all new website, after months in the making we are finally here with brand new site. We wanted a website that was fresh, easy to follow and informative, highlighting the great lessons and experiences we have on offer here at North Weald Flight Training.We’ve also made sure it is mobile friendly so you can keep up to date with us from your computer, phone or tablet device.
“The Man With Ears of Steel” – UK daredevil Johnny Strange has set a Guinness world record with a simply amazing stunt at North Weald airfield. The professional stunt performer pulled a Cessna 172-P aircraft weighing a staggering 677.8kg for 20.4 metres, using nothing more than the piercings in his ears.
Johnny is no stranger to bizarre stunts, already holding a total of eight Guinness world records! These include the record for the most melons chopped on the stomach whilst laying on a bed of nails and the most apples held in the mouth and cut in half by a chainsaw, when he managed to chainsaw 12 apples out of his assistant’s mouth in one minute.
The group members of North Weald Flying Group and friends completed their summer fly out to RNAS Culdrose. Read the Head of Training write up on this brilliant trip.
RNAS Culdrose & the Scilly Isles
Our 2014 visit to the Royal Navy Air Station Culdrose Air Day had to be cut short due to forecast bad weather and as a result we didn’t get beyond RNAS Yeovilton. This summer’s visit wasn’t shaping up to be much better, with constantly changing weather patterns sweeping in off the Atlantic. With an enormous amount of movements over three days for the Air Day, and the fact that GA aircraft aren’t usually permitted in this visit, an awful lot of planning and liaising with the Royal Navy to make it work. So when it all goes belly up due to the weather as it did last year is particularly annoying. With everything in place for our eight aircraft and sixteen participants to fly in, it was a case of focusing on the forecasts – which up to the weekend previously weren’t great. However, as the day approached things began to look up. The plan was for us to fly in on the Wednesday, stay locally overnight, attend the Air Day on the Thursday, another overnight and depart on the Friday.