The 2010 European Luscombe and Friends Rally was held at Oaksey Park airfield once again this year. This small and friendly airstrip owned by Brian and Evelyn Austen is the ideal host for a collection of Luscombes which had been hoped would total almost 30. The poor weather reduced the level to a healthy 15 over the three day event. Three days because everyone was invited to arrive Friday and could stay till Sunday morning. It appeared that around a half dozen made it in on the Friday to enjoy a meal at a local pub with other Luscombe pilots. I arrived as the weather war clearing after lunch on the Saturday and before the rain tumbled down I was able to see another eight or so more Luscombes arrive.
I like to follow the activities of this fine old aircraft on the European Luscombes website run by Nige Barrat who also organises and annual Luscombe Tour of small airfields over a weekend in May. They have already decided to return to Oaksey next year, so lets hope for better weather.