Teal News 2007

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N1968S (Photo: Tom Beck)

2007 November 14

Florida Teal Gathering!


Photo: Tom Beck

Happy owner of Teal # 15, N897T, Tom Beck reports great news from sunny Florida, USA:

- I thought just to bring you up to date with the latest events in Florida.

We had a 'Teals of Florida' fly-in at Eagles Nest on Saturday the 3rd of November.

My aircraft N897TB (#15) lives at Eagles Nest and was joined by N1968S (#1), flown in from Hastings by Per Aanonsen and N1322W (#35), which Stuart Hanley flew up from Hollywood FL.

Also present, but without their aircraft on this occasion, were Guy Godfrey (#2) and Stephen Albers (#13 and #22).

Every one had a chance to fly each other's aircraft and the weather conditions were perfect.

We had a couple of hours of intense conversation over lunch on the relative benefits of long and short wings, flaps or no flaps and engine options. We also had a chance to discuss the aircraft's handling characteristics and each individual's methods of dealing with them.

All in all, I think that we all got something out of the day and it was really great to meet up with some real characters.

Dan Nickols came up to Eagles Nest a couple of days later and he and I had a chance to splash around in S/N 15 for a while and bring each other up to speed on what was happening.

On Tuesday the 6th of November, we took 3 aircraft from EN to Lake Wier and back for lunch at Gator Joe's.

Kind regards,

Tom

Tom sent several photos, which are shown below.  Please click on the photos for larger version in separate window!

Photo: Tom Beck

From left: N897TB (#15), N1968S (#1) and N1322W (#35)
at Eagles Nest, Florida.
3 November 2007
Photo: Tom Beck

Photo: Tom Beck

N897TB is based at Eagles Nest, Florida, where Tom has his beautiful winter house, when away from UK.
3 November 2007
Photo: Tom Beck

Photo: Tom Beck

A rare sight; 3 of 38 Teals built gathered on same airport!
3 November 2007
Photo: Tom Beck

Photo: Tom Beck

On Tue the 6th of Nov, we took 3 aircraft from Eagles Nest to Lake Wier and back for lunch at Gator Joe's.
Willie Gerder's de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth G-ERDS, Tom's Teal and Roger's Legend Cub
6 November 2007
Photo: Tom Beck

Photo: Tom Beck

Lake Wier and back for lunch at Gator Joe's.
Willie' Gerde Tiger and Tom's Teal
6 November 2007
Photo: Tom Beck

Photo: Tom Beck

Per Aanonsen's Teal #1, N1968S looks fantastic
in her new paint!
3 November 2007
Photo: Tom Beck

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