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Air Rally participants, 2010-2019
        
 
41st edition, 26 - 27 June 2010

The 2009 break with tradition, with aircraft arriving over Friday & Saturday, was partially maintained for 2010, when two non-participating aircraft landed on Friday afternoon. These aircraft were placed in Park 4, whereas the actual participants, who arrived over the week-end, used Park 3.

Excluding the above two aircraft, there were an additional 11 entries, up from 2009’s 10 competitors. Nationality-wise, British pilots as usual were in the majority, with five G- registered aircraft, and another two, US-registered, being UK-based (one being a non-participant). France followed with four entries, (one didn’t compete). Last seen in 2008, Finnish and Belgian participants again made a showing with two and one aircraft respectively.

As in 2009, there were no German entrants.

Aircraft-wise, the one aircraft that stood out was the Eclipse 500, by virtue of being a biz-jet, and the owners not being able to compete.

As for the rest, there was nothing that could be regarded as unusual, the distinctively-shaped Robin and Mooney standing out from the rest.

In the 2009 introduction, I expressed surprise about the poor participation of aircraft manufactured by those two US general-aviation giants, Piper and Cessna (no Pipers, one Cessna). For 2010, the balance improved somewhat with three Piper aircraft – including the ever-green Cherokee – making an appearance. Cessna participation however, remained the same, one aircraft.

The remainder were a mix of Cirrus, Socata and Rockwell types.

The overall winner trophy again went to a Briton, flying Piper Saratoga G-RIGH.


AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION PILOT & PLACING NOTES/HISTORY
P. PA-28-161 Warrior III OO-PEG    
Cirrus SR22 OH-BRA    
P. PA-28-140 Cherokee C OH-PCN    
Avion Robin 400/180 F-GPAP    
Cirrus SR20 F-GTCI    
Cessna 182 Skylane G-HRNT    
Cirrus SR22 G-TAAB    
Mooney 201 SE G-FLYA    
P. PA-32R-301 Saratoga II HP G-RIGH Overall Rally winner.  
Rockwell Commander 112TC N4599W   UK-based.
S. Tobago G-BZPI    

Non participants


AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION PILOT & PLACING NOTES/HISTORY
Socata TBM 700 F-HBGH   Arrived on Friday, the 25th. Not a participant.
Eclipse 500 N177CK   UK-based. Arrived on Friday, the 25th. Not a participant. Second time that a biz-jet has made an appearance at the Air rally.

Cancellations



AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION PILOT & PLACING NOTES/HISTORY
Avion Robin DR400 G-FTIL   This was meant to arrive on Friday.
        
 
42nd edition, 2 - 5 July 2011

As if the original number of participants amounting to just seven aircraft wasn’t bad enough (representing a 63% drop compared with 2010), only three aircraft actually showed up.

Sadly, the one aircraft that would have stood out by virtue of being a tail-dragger, a Cessna Skywagon, failed to turn up.

For the third consecutive year, there were no German entrants.

And for the first time in the 40 years that they’ve been participating, a French crew took home the overall winner trophy.


AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION PILOT & PLACING NOTES/HISTORY
Avion Robin 400/160 F-GSRE Overall Rally winner. c/n 2386. Last seen during 2007 air rally.
Cessna 182 Skylane G-HRNT    
Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six G-BXWP   c/n 32-7340088, year of construction 1973.

Cancellations



AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION PILOT & PLACING NOTES/HISTORY
Cessna 185F Skywagon G-BYBP   c/n 185-03804, year of construction 1979. Previously registered as OO-DCD, F-GDCD, F-ODIA, N4593E.
Piper PA 28 G-BKSW    
Piper PA30-600 Twin Comanche G-CDHF   c/n 30-1111, year of construction 1966.
Cessna 182S G-HRNT    
Cessna Turbo Skylane T182T I-GIBR   c/n 18208231.
        
 
43rd edition, 30 June – 4 July 2012

At eight aircraft, this edition saw a slight improvement over the disappointing two-aircraft 2011 rally.

After an absence of three years, German pilots again attended – and were declared the overall air rally winner. The crew, two brothers, were participating for the first time. Having won last year, the French had to settle for the runner-up position in Robin F-GPAP, an aircraft first seen in the 2009 rally.

It is amusing to point out that whereas the German entry was a US-registered aircraft, the sole German-registered aircraft was, in fact, representing the Czech Republic.

Having failed to show up in 2011, Skywagon G-BYBP finally made to the Rally this year. Being a tail-dragger, it stood out from the rest, giving it a “vintage” feel. Another interesting participant was the French-registered Dynamic WT9, setting it apart from the other established aircraft companies by virtue of it being Slovak-design.


AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION PILOT & PLACING NOTES/HISTORY
American General AA-5B Tiger D-EAIJ   Arrived on 30.06.
Grumman AA-5B Tiger N267MT Overall Rally Winner. Arrived on 30.06.
Cirrus SR-22 N341SR   Arrived on 30.06.
Cessna A185F Skywagon G-BYBP   Arrived on 01.07
Beech F33A Bonanza F-BTYS   Arrived on 01.07, c/n CE-433.
Cirrus SR20 F-GTCI   Arrived on 01.07
Dynamic WT9 F-WVFM   Arrived on 01.07
Robin DR400-180 Regent F-GPAP Air Rally Overall runner up. Arrived on 01.07

Cancelations


These two aircraft failed to show up.


AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION NOTES/HISTORY
Grumman American AA5A G-BEZC  
P. PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow G-BZDH c/n 28R-7235028
        
 
44th edition, 29 June – 3 July 2013

Originally, eleven aircraft were meant to participate, 5 French, 3 British, 2 US-registered (at least one British based, both Cirrus SR22s) and one German. Cancellations however, (two British, two French), saw this number go down to seven attendees, one less than the 2012.

Arrivals were split over the two days, five aircraft on Saturday, the remaining two on Sunday.

Aircraft-wise, the only design that stood out was the Flight Design CTLS F-WZJG. Otherwise, Cirrus types, with their smooth aerodynamic lines, are now becoming a common type, three attending. Two Cessna 182s and a Piper Malibu (F-GOSE, which first attended in 1995) completed the line-up.

The diminutive and distinctive Robin, examples of which have been attending since the early seventies, also failed to show up, as both French cancellations were Robins.

Having first won the Air Rally in 2011, the French were again declared overall Air Rally winners.


AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION PILOT & PLACING NOTES/HISTORY
Cirrus SR20 F-GTCI   Arrived on 30.06
Flight Design CTLS F-WZJG   Arrived on 30.06
Piper PA-46 Malibu F-GOSE Overall Air Rally winner.Arrived on 29.06
Cessna 182Q D-EAMG   Arrived on 29.06
Cessna 182Q G-BHIB   Arrived on 29.06
Cirrus SR22 N232KB   Arrived on 29.06. Previously N722DR, c/n 3500. Possibly UK-based.
Cirrus SR-22 N342SR   Arrived on 29.06. c/n 2342.

Cancelations


These four aircraft failed to show up on their allotted time.


AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION NOTES/HISTORY
Robin DR400-180 Regent F-GPAP Should have arrived on the 30th.
Robin DR400/140 F-HNDI Should have arrived on the 29th.
Cessna T206H G-SEMR Should have arrived on the 30th.
Cirrus SR22 G-TAAB Should have arrived on the 29th. c/n 1769.
        
 
45th edition, 28 June – 2 July 2014

As with 2013 edition, eleven aircraft were meant to participate, but cancellations again saw the number dwindle down to seven aircraft. Of seven French, three Germans and one US- registered aircraft, only four French and the three German entrants showed up. Apparently, the cancellations were the result of high winds preventing aircraft from getting airborne from the last airport prior to landing at MIA.

For what must be a (negative) first for the organising committee – given our traditional association with Great Britain - no G- registered aircraft appeared on the participation list.

Aircraft-wise, three Robins, two Cessnas, a Partinavia and, last year’s Flight Design CTLS F-WZJG again participating, meant that there was really nothing outstanding in the line-up.

Overall winner for this year went to a German participant, making this their tenth “win”, although still far behind the UK’s 22.

AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION PILOT & PLACING NOTES/HISTORY
Partenavia P68 Victor D-GANA Winner, Longest Distance Flown Competetion Arrived on the 28th. The only aircraft to depart on 3rd July.
Cessna 182 D-EDRJ Overall Rally winner. Also won the Timed Section, Arrival and Concours D’Elegance sections of the air rally. Arrived on the 28th.
Cessna 172 D-EWLH Runner-up, Concours D’Elegance competition. Arrived on the 28th.
Robin DR400-135 Regent F-HAGR Winner, George Cross, Novice Trophy & Most Sporting Entry competitions. All French aircraft arrived on the 29th.
Robin DR400-180 Regent F-GPAP    
Robin DR400-180 Regent F-GTPT Winner Flight Planning competition.  
Flight Design CTLS F-WZJG Winner, Spot Landing Competition.  


Cancelations


These four aircraft failed to show up on their allotted time.


AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION NOTES/HISTORY
Piper PA-46 Malibu F-GOSE  
Robin DR100 F-GSBS  
Robin DR100 F-GSRE  
Cirrus SR-22 N342SR  
        
 
46th edition, 27 June – 1 July 2015

From an expected 13 participants, only 10 aircraft showed up, a reduction of one compared to the eleven which took part in the 2013 & 2014 editions. Will we ever see a return to a 20+ aircraft air rally?

Aircraft-wise, there was really nothing outstanding in the line-up. A brightly-coloured RV-7, orange and blue (G-DMBO) was the one type that really stood out from the rest.

Nationality was also limited to just three countries – Germany, France and the UK. There was also a US-registered PA-28, but this was likely to be European owned.

Aircraft used runway 23 for the spot-landing competition, which could not have been an easy task for the pilots, given that wind direction was 310. N8105Z was observed to be quite affected by the cross-wind on the final approach.

AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION PILOT & PLACING ARR/DEP STA/STD NOTES/HISTORY
Cessna 182 D-EAMG   27-01/07 15:08-10:24  
Cessna 182 D-EDRJ   27-01/07 15:25-10:21  
Cessna 172 D-EWLH   27-01/07 15:42-10:27  
Piper Malibu F-GOSE   28-01/07 ?-09:42  
Cirrus SR20 F-GTCI   28-01/07 ?-09:49  
Diamond DA40 F-HOUI   28-01/07 ?-09:49  
Vans RV7 G-DMBO   27-01/07 14:54-09:56 First Air Rally arrival.
Ce. 172 G-EETG   28-01/07 ?-10:03 Originally scheduled to arrive on Monday, the 29th.
Robin Regent G-JBDH   27-01/07 16:28-09:51  
Piper PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow IV N8105Z   27-01/07 16:33-09:59 Arrived on the 27th. c/n 28R-8031007


Cancelations


These four aircraft failed to show up.


AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION PILOT NOTES/HISTORY
Flight Design FDCT F-HZJG   Should have arrived on the 28th.
Robin DR400 F-GTPT   Should have arrived on the 28th.
Cirrus SR22 G-MAPE   Should have arrived on the 27th.
Cessna 172 G-TATG   Should have arrived on the 27th.
        
 
47th edition, 25 – 29 June 2016

Originally a twelve-aircraft Rally, cancellations reduced it to eight aircraft, with two cancellations on each day.

Aircraft-wise, there were no unusual entries, as the list below will show.

As with last year, nationality was limited to just three countries – three each from Germany and France, and two British entries.


AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION PILOT ARR/DEP STA/STD NOTES/HISTORY
Cessna 182 Skylane D-EAMG   25.06.16 29.06.16 Runner up, Aero Club Competition.
P. PA-28 Archer D-ELKX Karsten Kuehne 25.06.16 29.06.16 Overall Rally winner, Arrival & Aero Club Competition winner. Runner-up Timed Section, and third place, Flight Planning Competitions.
Partinavia P68 Victor D-GANA Rolf Janaik 26.06.16 29.06.16 Runner-up, Flight Planning Competition.
Robin DR-400-160 F-BTZZ Jean-Pierre Marie 25.06.16 29.06.16 Winner, Goerge Cross Competition, Runner-up Arrival Competition, Third Place Timed Section, Concours d’Elegance & Air Rally Overall Competitions.
Cirrus SR20 F-GTCI Michel Blondeau 26.06.16 29.06.16 Winner, Timed & Flight Planning Sections, Runner-up Air Rally Overall Competition,
Diamond DA40 F-HOUI Pierre Varnet 26.06.16 29.06.16 Third Place, Arrival Competition,
Ce. FR172G G-BLPF Stephen Culpit 25.06.16   Winner Concours d’Elegance. Exact departure date unknown, either 27th or 28th.
Ce. 172N Skyhawk G-FNLD Stuart Belding 25.06.16 29.06.16 Winner, Longest Distance Flown, Runner up, Concours d’Elegance.

Cancellations


These four aircraft failed to show up.


AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION PILOT NOTES/HISTORY
Robin DR253 Regent F-GNAS   Should have arrived on the 26th.
Piper PA-46 Malibu F-GOSE   Should have arrived on the 25th.
Robin DR400 F-GTPT   Should have arrived on the 26th.
P. PA-32R Saratoga G-OIHC   Should have arrived on the 26th.
        
 
        
 
        
 
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