Month: March 2017

  • Blue sky flying

    Blue sky flying

    Whilst on holiday in Phuket, I went flying with Robert Schmidt, my first flying instructor. We headed out to Phi Phi, then Railey beach and back to Phuket. Phang Nga Bay route Phuket Airpark The airstrip is privately owned by Robert and has a 500 metre grass runway with 150 metre overrun. There are several…

  • Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day

    Meow flew with me to Spanhoe for lunch with Mum, a repeat of the previous week’s trip. This is set to become the most commonly flown route. Ready for departure at Strubby Compulsory pre-takeoff selfie Outbound route to Spanhoe Descent & landing at Spanhoe USAAF Spanhoe Departing overhead Welland Viaduct Return flight log

  • Sherburn-in-Elmet


    Ian and Meow flew to Sherburn-in-Elmet for lunch, routing via Cleethorpes, Grimsby, along the Humber and over the bridge, following the Ouse past Goole before landing at Sherburn runway 28 tarmac. Refuelling at Strubby pre-flight Here’s something new … Google Earth route plot of departure from Strubby Airfield. Overhead the River Ouse before Trent Falls…

  • To Spanhoe for lunch

    To Spanhoe for lunch

    Ian flew over to Spanhoe to meet his mother and sister for lunch. A lovely flying day, with little low cloud and wind under 10 knots. Outbound route to Spanhoe Return flight log

  • Imperial War Museum – Duxford

    Imperial War Museum – Duxford

    We visited Duxford today and were delighted to find that the very reasonable landing fee includes 2 hours entry to the Imperial War Museum display aircraft. Duxford Control Tower Outbound flight log From Strubby runway 26 we headed south. There wasn’t much wind en route and we made good time, but the cloud was low…

  • Landing on the centre-line

    Landing on the centre-line

    I flew four circuits on Strubby runway 26 today, determined to put the plane down on centre-line despite the 7 or 8 knot crosswind and gusts. I think it was successful.