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A visit to Rene

Stocks of Chateau de Nitray Brut in the cellars at Millar Mansions having become sadly depleted, a quick pre-Brexit dash across the channel to Athée-sur-Cher was called for. Unfortunately, René never designed a cargo version of the RF5, so the trip was made by car. After loading up at the Chateau, I was delighted to be invited to visit Rene, who is in remarkable health and spirit, despite the difficult times brought about by the virus. Together with my good friend and former RF3 pilot, Brian Morgan, we were entertained,…

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CFI-UK VP’s Corner

Hello all Fournier Lovers! I’ve never blogged before, but I’ve just discovered the Blog option on the new uk.club-fournier website that I’m trying to get to grips with, so I thought it would be worth giving it a try. Having struggled for years with the old CFI-UK website and lost my free hosting option by changing my internet provider, Andrew Clymo’s son, Ben, very kindly offered to host the site. But this was not without its problems, mainly because Ben quite reasonably couldn’t give me unrestricted access to the site…

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Vintage Aircraft Club Fly-in – Popham 23 August 2020

CFI-UK VP’s mount – Hmm- must apply the duck oil…. Simon briefs co-pilot, Dave, on formation techniques Getting ready to depart – after a good lunch, courtesy of the Doughnut Company A quick lift-off into the stiff breeze Not quite such a quick lift-off – too many doughnuts perhaps? And there they go……. With thanks to Chris Wood for the photos – you can see his report on the Fly-in on the Global Aviation Resource website at https://www.globalaviationresource.com/v2/2020/08/25/vintage-aircraft-club-fly-in-popham-23rd-august-2020/

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Vierzon Fly-in and CFI Tour 2019

Vierzon flying 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On the 6th, 7th and 9th of September, the CFI was welcomed on the Vierzon-Méreau airfield by the friendly local team of ” les Ailes  Vierzonnaises “. Arrivals were from Friday to Saturday. We all enjoyed Saturday night, the wonderful evening organized by our guests. If the weather was not quite, nonetheless 34 planes joined us, including 29 RF’s.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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CFI Tour 2019

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] European Lakes Tour organized by the CFI Proposed by Michel Malignon, the tour of the European lakes invites all interested RF pilots to join the aerodrome of departure, Fayence, Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The group will make the following steps :[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”928″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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RSA Euro Fly-In Brienne-le-Château (LFFN) The 3 + 4 August 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Jean Marc Sky, a CFI member and the RSA (French Popular Aviation), welcomed us at the 2019 Experimental aircraft Fly-in in Brienne-le-Château. Brienne is a former NATO air base located between Nancy and Paris in Champagne. The weather was beautiful and many CFI members decided to come. This was the first 2019 CFI international Fly-in. The German team – with 7 RF – had gathered in Saverne (LFQY), base of Philippe Dufay. I must say that there is no landing fee in Saverne, that gasoline is at supermarket prices and…

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