Boys Toys – A day out for dads on Father’s Day – 15 June 2014

Held in the grounds of the Hylands Estate in Chelmsford, Essex, this event offered everything dad would enjoy on a day out; a Spitfire, a Hurricane, motorbike stunts, monster trucks and ……. other eye candy! The aviation aspect of the event involved Peter Teichman displaying both his Hangar 11 Hurricane and Spitfire from nearby North Weald airfield. He had hoped to land in front of Hylands House on a specially prepared landing strip but the wind was in the wrong direction. Peter arrived overhead in Hurricane ‘Pegs’ in the morning to display, following which he took a look at the situation before deciding on the safety of North Weald.

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He then arrived by road and took the stage to inform the public of his decision. He later returned to display in the Spitfire XI.

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There were plenty of other attractions for dad and families, though once again the weather could have been better and probably reduced the numbers attending.

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It is hoped that the runway may be used for flying events in the future.

 

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Hawker Hurricane IIb ‘Pegs’ – North Weald – 19 April 2014

Peter Teichman’s Hangar 11 collection at North Weald, Essex, UK consists of one of each of the primary Allied fighters of the various fronts of the Second World War. A Spitfire, a Mustang and a P-40 remained tucked up in the hangar whilst Peter took his Hurricane IIb ‘Hurribomber’ BE505 – named ‘Pegs’ – out for much of the day. Having displayed during the season opening of the Sywell Aviation Museum in Northamptonshire he returned to refuel before heading off out again to White Waltham. The day had seen a mix of heavy and broken cloud, changed rapidly by the gusting wind, but his return coincided fortuitously with a spell of blue sky. A brief stop outside the hangar gave the chance to catch a few images in the Spring sunshine.

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SeeĀ http://www.hangar11.co.uk/ for more information