Month: February 2017

  • Father & Son to Peterborough

    Father & Son to Peterborough

    Ian took his son, Nick, for a trip down to Peterborough Conington. The weather was fine, but the cloud was low all the way there and back. Outbound flight log Skirting RAF Coningsby, we routed via Boston and Spalding, dodging Crowland gliding and RAF Wittering, before heading south into Conington Business Airport. Return flight On…

  • Landing left of centre

    Landing left of centre

    During my flying training, my instructor often complained that I seemed to land left of the runway centre-line more often than on centre or to the right. He suggested it was something I needed to work on because there wouldn’t always be the width available at smaller airfields for me to be so far off.…

  • Wind 20+kts, gusting 30+

    Wind 20+kts, gusting 30+

    Storm Doris was forecast to arrive on Thursday, so we hoped to get a flight in on the Wednesday before the wind picked up too much. With a strong wind straight down runway 26 we set off for Fenland airfield near Spalding, which has a similarly oriented east/west runway, albeit grass. We’d called ahead to…

  • Lincs/Yorks tour

    Lincs/Yorks tour

    Today, Kev took his friend Pat for a ‘jolly’ along the east coast, taking in the delights of Skegness, Cleethorpes, and Grimsby, across the Humber to Spurn Point, and the Humber Bridge before returning to Strubby. Flight log Pat & Kev with G-LTFB at hangar 3, Strubby Overhead Lincs

  • Great Massingham, Norfolk

    Great Massingham, Norfolk

    It was third time lucky for Meow’s trip to Norfolk. Today we finally managed to reach Great Massingham and had clear skies all the way there and back. Outbound flight log From Strubby runway 26 we hugged the coast down to Skegness before crossing The Wash into Norfolk. Inbound flight log From Great Massingham runway…

  • Abandoned flight – again!

    Abandoned flight – again!

    For Meow’s birthday we’d planned a trip to Great Massingham in Norfolk, but were foiled by the fog and low cloud. So today we tried again, with the weather forecast to be sunny and cloud free until mid-afternoon. Taking off from Strubby, we knew there was haze but expected it to be clearer once we…

  • Home of Airbus

    Home of Airbus

    The weather didn’t deter us from a coast-to-coast trip today. First leg of our trip Setting off from Strubby we stopped off at Gamston to collect a passenger. Scampton was ‘hot’ and we were treated to a private air display by the Red Arrows. Second leg of the trip Our journey continued west to Hawarden…

  • Abandoned flight

    Abandoned flight

    With good weather forecast, we had planned to make a trip to Bruntingthorpe. This plan changed when they decided to close for the day. Plan B was a trip down to Beccles in Norfolk, then possibly to Fenland before returning home. We knew the cloud-base was low, but expected it to be clearer in the…