Brass Monkey Fly in – North Coates 11th/12th January 2020

The start for me of the fly in season , I always look forward to Brass Monkey as it attracts a good number of visitors both days. This is a very well run event with visits also into the Hangar.

11th January

I arrived this morning to find a 33knot wind coming off the sea making it to strong for flying .

I big thank you to Andrew Sellers for a tour round the Hangar and a look at his Wassmer WA40 G-CLJU still in it’s former German marking D-EJAE in his own hangar.

G-AIEK : Miles Messenger 2A – Built 1946 – wears RG333 – Based.

G-CSAV : Thruster T600N 450 – Built 2002 – Based.


G-CLJU : Wassmer Wa40 Super IV – Built 1961. – Still wears D-EJAE. – Based.

Unregistered : Avia Sud Albatros – Built **** – Stored.

G-BHHE : Jodel DR1051-M1 Sicile Record – Built 1965.

G-HELL : Sonex – Built 2015.- Based

12th January 2020

The wind had dropped on Sunday morning so it was another trip round the Hangar and a view of the Gyro’s on rebuild while waiting for the rain to stop. I would like to thank all the crew at North Coates for the access that was given to us on both days.

G-ASUD : Mooney 20E – Built 1964 – Based.

G-ARCF : PA-22- 150 Caribbean – Built 1956 – Based.

BGA1482/CEK : Slingsby T21B Sedbergh Motor Glider – Built 1959 – Stored.

G-ZAIR : Zenair CH 601HD Zodiac – Built 1996 – Based.

G-MZJE : Mainair Rapier – Built 1997 – Based.

G-MYSL : Aviasud Mistral – Built 1988.

N259SA : Reims Cessna F172G  -Built 1966 – Based.

G-MNXX : CFM Shadow Series CD – Built 1986 – Based.

G-OOCP : Socata TB10 Tobago – Built 1993 – Based.

G-AXTC : PA-28-140 Cherokee – Built 1969 – Based.

G-HELL : Sonex – Built 2015. Based

G-**** : Magni M16 – Under rebuild.

Visitor list

G-TGTT : Robinson R-44

G-OCDP : Flight Design CTSW – Built 2006 – Overshoot..

G-ODHB – Robinson R-44 Raven II – Built 2005 – Based

G-RVIT : Vans RV-6 – Built 1997

HA-HSG : SA342m Gazelle ex G-CLBC c/n 1615 ex French Army Serial 3615 former G-CLBC.

G-AYCP : Jodel D112 – Built 1952 – Overshoot.

G-CHJG : Cosmik EV-97 Teameurostar UK – Built 2012.

G-CHRV : Vans RV-7 – Built 2015.

G-AVZV : Cessna F172H Skyhawk – Built 1967.

G-RMAV : Ikarus C42 FB80 – Built 2015.

G-WIGY : Pitts S-1S Special – Built 1991

G-RICO :American General AG-5 Tiger – Built 1993.

G-CCCJ : Nicollier HN 700 Menestrel II – Built 2003.

G-FOKX : Eurofox 912(S) – Built 2015.

G-BTFJ : PA-15 Vagabond – Built 1948.

G-BPOS : Cessna 150M – Built 1975

G-RVDJ : Vans RV-6 – Built 1999.

G-CEND : Cosmik EV-9 Eurostar UK – Built 2007.

G-HELL : Sonex – Built 2015.

G-UZUP : Aerotechnik EV-97A Eurostar – Built 2006.

G-CBNL :

G-PKPK : Schweizer 269C – Built 1990

Some of the departing Aircraft and Helicopters made some nice low passes and turns a sample of I have posted here.

What a great day to start the Fly in season, This event is always worth a visit.