We visited the Flight in the winter months so knew we would receive a guided tour but anticipated limited flight activity. Imagine our surprise to be allowed to observe two ground runs on the dispersal. First was the Beaver – what a fantastic noise, even through the ear defenders. How lovely to see this old lady of the skies fire up and breathe deeply on the tarmac. Then the Sioux helicopter – a little reluctant to get all 6 cylinders firing at first but then a wonderful sight, sound and smell. What a privilege to be hosted so well and carefully like this. Thank you.