G-BUYS Flying Group

Welcome to the.......

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Our base ...

 

 

We are based at Nuthampstead airfield, just 12 miles south of Cambridge and 4 miles south of Duxford.

We have the convenience of having the Barkway VOR (BKY) situated at the extended threshold of runway 05.

With only seven aircraft here, there is never a traffic jam!

We have an online booking system that is very easy to use.

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During WW2, this was the base for the 398th Bomb Group, operating B17 Flying Fortress's. There was also some P38 Lockheed Lightnings based here.

Want a good meal in the local area?. Get down to

The Woodman-Inn.

10 minute walk (max) from Nuthampstead Airfield.

 Worth the walk to see the 398th memorial.

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To provide members with the flying experience they want, at a price they can afford. G-Buys Flying Group is a non-profit alternative to aircraft rental.

 

Members are equal owners and shareholders. The mission is to provide pilots with a well-maintained, well-equipped aeroplane at the lowest possible cost.

 

The Robin Regent  DR400/180 has proved to be the best allround choice for a four seat tourer - great load lifter - good turn of speed (120 knots economical cruise). Fixed pitch prop and fixed U/C makes for lower maintenance.

 

 

The Aim of the group ...

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Francis Spear

1931-2020

The founder of the group