Chip­munk first solo

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Steven Burn­side made his first solo in DHC-1 Chip­munk G-CGAO from Fen­land on Thurs­day 17 Oc­to­ber. Steve has been learn­ing to fly with Fen­land Fly­ing School un­der the tute­lage of his best friend, David Pet­ters. Steve said “It’s a real priv­i­lege to be able to do my PPL in such a great air­craft. I feel very lucky to have such an op­por­tu­nity.”

It is quite un­usual to ob­tain a PPL on a Chip­munk these days, and adds a de­gree of dif­fi­culty, as the stu­dent has to master the three-point and wheeler land­ings, and other char­ac­ter­is­tics of a tail­drag­ger.

G-CGAO is a Por­tuguese built OGMA Chip­munk of 1958 vintage. It is well known on the dis­play scene in David’s hands as part of the Vintage Pair and Four Chip for­ma­tion teams.

David Peters (right) con­grat­u­lates Steven

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