About

My name is David Brown … I lived and worked in the UK until around 33 years ago before moving to Jesey for a two year secondment .. Still living here !

Having learned to fly in Ipswich and taken over 3 years to do it due to pressure of work a very long commute to London and back each day (4 hours of my life lost each day !) and finances … I flew mainly Cessna 150’s and 172’s

Relocating to Jersey moved me on to PA28’s and some much more interesting flying.

Then, many years ago, my wife kindly bid for a raffle prize flight in a 1930’s vintage Stampe owned by Captain John Graham. This got me very much into flying biplanes and I was very fortunate to be able to arrange to fly G-AYCK for 5 years. This included flights to Coventry for Mike Colletts 50’s airshow and an infamous trip in fog to Belgium (from Jersey) for a mass fly in and formation air display. It was John’s brother Captain Greg Graham who taught me to land her properly.

When ‘CK was sold I was definitely missing some ‘proper’ flying and so looked around for a suitable affordable plane to buy or build.

Hence the Sherwood …..

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  1. Hello David.
    I am watching your build progress with great interest. I have started to take a closer look at the Sherwood Ranger. Managed to have a good look at one, and a good chat with the TLAC crew, at The Flying Show last month. Will be going to have a look around the factory and arrange to fly one in 2015.
    Keep up the good work.
    Regards
    Sean

  2. David, your build video library has had my rapt attention for days … I’m considering a Ranger for my first building project. The whole thing is a bit daunting to me. Do you know of any Rangers in the US aside from the one I’ve found in Oregon (a l o n g way from North Carolina)?

    1. It’s a great project and not too difficult .. he says after he has finished !

      Paul at the factory will have inout in any that are in the US
      The blog was out together pretty much from the start.. so covers quite a bit of the build in pictures and words that compliment the full plan fromTLAC

      1. I spoke with Paul today .. he is to gather some information for me. Apparently there were a couple of plans-built examples in progress in the US but the builders strayed significantly from the design and didn’t turn out to be representative of the aircraft.

        Interesting that TLAC do not put together kits as such .. as Paul told me, they build up or assemble component parts continuously but do not package those as a kit the way we here think of a kit from, say, Van’s. I will seek clarification of that when we next talk – likely next week.

        Here’s and regards

        Alex

        On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 9:35 AM Jersey Sherwood Ranger wrote:

        > jerseysherwood commented: “It’s a great project and not too difficult .. > he says after he has finished ! Paul at the factory will have inout in any > that are in the US The blog was out together pretty much from the start.. > so covers quite a bit of the build in pictures and words ” >

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