Sunday February 28th 2021

Today is my eldest brother’s 89th birthday - Don rode Trials with me back in the 1950’s - but his first love was with Airplanes - He served in the RAF ( as did my other bother Doug) - then later became the CO of the ATC cadets at Cosford  for many years. ( that was where I had a trip in an open air glider) - At age 75 Don was lucky enough to be taken for a flight in an RAF Tornado Jet Fighter - breaking the sound barrier along the way. -It was flown by one of his former Cadets. -  I doubt many 75 year old’s have done that ( he had to get a special medical to allow him to go) -

Don also flew the Tug-plane for the gliders at Cosford for many years, plus gained his high altitude certificate for soaring in a glider himself.  - The last pic shows Don going for a trip in a Tiger Moth.


A few years ago on this date - loaded up for a day out on the Beta Trials bikes.
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video for today >>> On the Surface 1953 - Motocross des Nations, speedway, grass track, trials & Belgium Grand Prix A 1953 Castrol Film. The featured events are the Motocross De Nations - speedway racing; Chilton Hill grass track racing at Stokenchurch; the Red Rose trials…


Yesterday was brilliant - bright sunshine - this morning - white over again - BUT spring can’t be far away.!!


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