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View Diary: The oldest flyable aircraft in the world - Bleriot XI, Shuttleworth Trust (54 comments)

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  •  The Blériot flys most Saturdays during the summer (2+ / 0-)
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    KenBee, shortfinals

    if the weather is favorable (little or no wind)

    They have damaged a couple of their airplanes in recent years; management has suffered a bit without Cole Palen (for example, they cut back on runners on the runway, but learned the hard way they're needed to help prevent ground loops), and have had a couple come down in the trees.  

    •  Thank you very much for all the information... (1+ / 0-)
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      and the links. Most kind.

      My friend David came over to see me, and we went on a 4 day road trip around most of the aviation museums in New England and upper New York State (we went to the Curtiss museum and to Geneseo)  Unfortunately, it was late February, so Old Rhinebeck was closed!!

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Fri May 03, 2013 at 03:28:56 AM PDT

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