Welcome to Barry Smith’s ACRO mobile page

The world of serious sport and competition aerobatics is now almost exclusively dominated by aeroplanes that are operationally expensive, even in the lower competition levels, effectively preventing access to pilots with less expendable incomes. In a sport that needs lots of regular practise to develop the essential skills, it’s inevitable that much talent is unnecessarily lost.

As the cost of fuel increases across the world, operationally affordable but competition capable aeroplanes must one day become fashionable and create a viable market to produce them. In the meantime, in retirement, my vocation and enthusiasm continues in the design, development and operation of affordable aerobatic engines and aeroplanes.

Have fun! - Barry

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Planning Application for Wind Turbines Withdrawn

Yearby Airstrip is relieved to report that the planning application for the proposed wind turbines has been withdrawn by the developers. We would like to wholeheartedly thank all the 2000 people and organisations that supported our objections.

We are happy to pass on any information that we have learned, in the last two and a half years of fighting this application, to help any aviation facility that is threatened in this way.

Wind turbines next to airfields video - HERE

Details of the planning application documents and letters can be found - HERE

Planning department email address:

Below - Photo showing the site of the proposed wind turbines to the western end of the airstrip