Howlers go Plane Spotting at Headcorn Aerodrome.

Michael Keeler planned and led a superb ride through the High Weald ANOB to Headcorn aerodrome in Kent.

Here light aircraft take to the skies and people jump out at an alarming rate. Fortunately they all appeared to have parachutes. Elsewhere young ladies were climbing onto a plane that resembled a Sopwith Camel, only to be strapped into a chair on the wing.

If that wasn’t scary enough they then took to the sky. All for charity apparently. Steve Hill was asked if he’d have a go….he’s still thinking it over.

On what was another scorchingly hot day…..Fifteen made the journey on an eclectic mix of 13 bikes.

Including two beautiful classics, Charles Deakin rode on his 400 Superdream, whilst Simon and Karen Butler rode their VF750. Brian Shaylor was on his gorgeous Vespa.

It was wonderful to welcome two first timers. Cindy Pang joined Gary Clarke on his Forza 750 and Jeff Dorber who recently joined the HOC rode from is home in Camberley.

We all left and went our separate ways……most of us ran into a thunderstorm on the way home…the lucky few escaped it. I was asked when I returned home if I took my wet gear? I didn’t, but I returned home with my gear wet.


Pauline Flynn