Month: December 2016

  • Tatenhill & Wickenby

    Tatenhill & Wickenby

    Departed Strubby at 10:00AM headed for Tatenhill with Kev at the controls and his son Jonothan along for the ride. After a quick coffee Ian took the return east then north for Wickenby, looking forward to a turkey curry. The Wickenby fly-in had attracted about 80 planes, so there was no curry and very little…

  • Trip to an old favourite

    Trip to an old favourite

    The weather hasn’t been good to us recently, so we took the first opportunity to get a day’s flying in and decided on a trip to Peterborough Conington. It’s not too far (especially when the weather is marginal) and it’s a place we know well from our QXC’s. Kevin took the outbound trip. With all the…

  • Morning flight to Tollerton

    Morning flight to Tollerton

    Planning where to go … With poor weather forecast for the afternoon, we set off early for Tollerton (Nottingham City Airport, EGBN). Taking a direct route we crossed the Cranwell/Waddington MATZes for a landing on runway 21. Busy airport with a busy cafe, but a bit pricey. We returned to the south of the MATZes,…

  • Windy & foggy

    Windy & foggy

    What do you do when the wind and fog prevent you flying? Clean the plane of course!

  • Tours in the past

    Tours in the past

    Browsing through the old Flight Logs, some interesting flights by previous owners were discovered. Here’s one from September 2012. Red line = outbound route Blue line – inbound route Date From To Time 30.8.12 Alderney EGJA Lydd, EGMD 1.5 hrs 1.9.12 Lydd, EGMD Headcorn, EGKH 0.2 hrs 2.9.12 Headcorn, EGKH Flanders, EBKT 1.1 hrs 2.9.12…

  • Trip to Old Buckenham, Norfolk

    Trip to Old Buckenham, Norfolk

    Departed Strubby runway 08 heading south to Wainfleet, then across The Wash to Hunstanton and via Sculthorpe and Shipdham into Old Buckenham. Outbound route plot: A quick coffee and a wander round the WWII museum before departing runway 07 and heading home via Kings Lynn and Boston. Arriving home to Strubby runway 08.

  • Back from annual inspection

    Back from annual inspection

    G-LTFB was picked up today from Skegness, after completing her annual inspection and airworthiness check. After walking the length of the (closed) damp grass runway, Kev took her up and circled the airfield before heading north for home.