A lot of trading is taking place at the moment witnessed by items selling off the List, from Stop Press or even before reaching our website this month.
Two complete 77s, a 65 envelope, the Schroeder cylinders and the fold away Ultramagic bottom end advertised last issue have sold, plus a 90 envelope added to ‘Stop Press’ mid month and an LBL burner and fan that never made it into the List ….
Also pleasing to see so many new ads entering the List this issue. A complete 70 and 120, plus a 120 envelope and 8hp fan come in from ‘Stop Press’, whilst new entries include a complete 56, two complete 105s and a nice Concept 80 bottom end. Zebedee has added a very smart, well equipped LBL 77 basket (ref B240).
The increased trading may well of course be due to it being a “Metz year” where many last minute preparations usually take place.
One piece of disappointing news is that Aerostationery, Lindsay Muir’s marked up OS map service is to cease citing the lack of orders due to pilots using digital mapping rather than time honoured OS maps for navigating, although this Ed thinks that there are more “traditionalists” out there than imagined. The age of the printing hardware and licensing costs from Ordnance Survey have also contributed to the decision. We credit the late Derek Belton with the development of the system in the 1980s, followed by Lindsay’s provision of the service for so many years to the benefit of so many pilots. A big thank you ….!