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A short trip to Nitray

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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CFI Tour 2019

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 : Steps Remarkable points Fayence Start Candillargues Etang de l’Or La Cave le Frau Rocamadour Vierzon CFI France's annual Fly-in Pontarlier Lake Neuchatel Konstanz Lake Constance Calcinate Lake Como Fayence Lake Saint-Cassien Suite...

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

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… Suite...

Rassemblement EuroFly’in

As every year, I will be at RSA Brienne-Le Chateau (LFFN) Fly-in. This gathering will be even more expanded than last year! It is the most popular place for manufacturers, designers and enthusiasts of light aviation. Many aero traders will be there and of course the designers too. I will be there for a personalized reception of all the RF that always dream pilots and ...... the organizers! Friends of the CFI, come the first weekend of August 2019, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 to share all these good moments!… Suite...