Ok so I failed to do the promised 18th January update but with good reason! I was waiting to be able to tell you that ML407 is operational for 2014 but alas the weather has put a stop to this exciting news.
However it is exciting and really very good news indeed that I can report the Engineers, Richard Grace, Steve Kingman and Dave Puleston have completed in mid January the winter maintenance of ML407. All clean, clear and ready to fly. She looks beautiful sitting there at the front of the Hangar at Bentwaters all nice and dry – but that is the way we wish to keep her until the weather changes into a more stable pattern.
So I dare not leave the news update for January until I need to do the news update for February! I cannot wait to see ML407 out ready to fly on a good flying weather day where we know that the weather will remain that way for at least the next two hours, with plenty of clear sky so that we can climb up to 7,000 feet to carry out the full post maintenance test flight schedule.
The bookings are steadily increasing and I will do the website display calendar in the next couple of weeks.
Other good news is that we are having our Grace Spitfire Stall at the Duxford D-Day show on the 23rd and 24th May – Daisy Burge will be running the stall so we must support her – I will be there to sign your purchases – and we will have for the first time ever Grace Spitfire Mugs!! Plus of course the other new items – Tea Towel, Gillet and our Teddy – all of which will be cheaper because we do not have to post them out and can therefore deduct the expensive post office charges. This is the first time in years that we have had a stall at Duxford show due to a change in Duxford’s plans which is great news for us and hopefully you!. See you there.