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  1. Further to my last message, some of my happiest memories are flying each year from Kent to the Highland aero club fly in on the Isle of Mull.
    Always had fantastic weather and some of the best solo flights ever into the late evening around the island.
  2. Thanks for your reply which I have only just seen.
    Yes, I chose the name Lenticular many years ago as a result of always being interested in meteorology and geography.
    I taught geography for some years before flying large rc models, both power and gliders.
    When they got so large I learned to fly at Headcorn in Kent, mostly on DR 400 Robins.
    I then went to the States and got my US licence out of Dallas and ended up spending over 30 years both in Texas and the UK.
    My flying career came to an end after several near misses and when my flying partner was killed in a mid air while instructing.
    I free lanced for some years for Pilot magazine mostly during the 80's but I'm afraid my own flying days are over but I do miss it !
    Thanks for replying though !
    Regards
    John
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    Hi John, sorry for the slow response, I've just noticed your message.

    Yes my forum name is taken from my (now sold) aircraft type. I've been a (private) pilot for most of my life, but had to stop due to a medical condition. It's been a few years since I stopped, but I still miss it. I live in Edinburgh and the airspace in Scotland is pretty open, so flying up here is quite special.

    RC aircraft look much more difficult to handle than the real thing, I doubt I'd be able to hack it. I've always admired the skills of those who can do it!

    I presume your own forum name comes from the shape (lenticular) of the clouds marking mountain lee wave? I also used to fly gliders and have had quite a few long flights across Scotland in wave. 'Catching' a strong wave bar and climbing at several thousand feet per minute in an unpowered aircraft is a pretty good sensation. I had a Pilatus PC11 B4 aerobatic glider which had oxygen fitted so I could fly quite high.

    Cheers,

    Lawrence
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About Lenticular
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Mid Wales
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Jaguar XF 3.00 S Luxury

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Current Jaguar....2010 XF 3.0 S TD. Metallic Vapour Grey. Barley Leather. 42k Miles.

Previous Jaguars..
Several XJS and XJSC
Several S Types
XJ

"I wasn't born in Texas but I got there as soon as I could"
But now in Wales....quite a contrast !

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