Yesterday was one of the best of the 58 we've done so far! Everything went off well, everybody seemed to have a good time and best of all, there were no major model issues!
Typically, on the busiest one we've had for years, the Army Airfield Manager/H&S Officer decided to descend on the event and check through all my paperwork, policies, organisation and arrangements, but he was content with what we've got in place and was particularly impressed with our systems of work/organisation...so he enjoyed lunch and an hour on the flightline taking pics (he's a modeller too, co-incidentally!) before going back to work and emailing me his report! All positive stuff!
I've never seen so many models parked in the pit area before and it looked to me like there was never a period when a queue to get airborne didn't exist. I've got to thank Jamie and Geoff in particular for a great job on the Flightline - sterling work chaps, not an easy task with so much going on! Great to see Ali giving Rei Gonzales' F-84 a final airing before it leaves Phil's workshop for Top Gun USA, and particularly nice to se 'my' Mirage being given death by Florent Colombet who came over with his mate from just north of Paris for the day - thanks for the wine chaps!
Can't thank the crew enough, or the guys who keep coming along to make CJ the best jet event in the UK, and it was nice to welcome Martin and Hannah to the post CJ de-brief in the Dog House last night...hope the trip home was painless!
See you all on 4th July for #59
PS...Al, good luck to you and your family for the future from all of us at CJ - thanks for your support over the years, the event will be poorer without you. Enjoy the USA!
PPS...Brill pics Paul!
Last edited by CJ2002; 04-12-2014 at 01:43 AM.