Author: Ian Fereday

  • Nottingham day-trip

    Nottingham day-trip

    Perfect flying weather Ian and Meow flew to Nottingham City Airport (Tollerton) for a day out in the city, on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far. G-LTFB at 5,000 feet Landing runway 27 Heading home

  • Up north

    Up north

    First stop Eshott Kev took us north past Grimsby, Hull and Driffield, then followed the coast beyond Middlesborough. Cleared through Newcastle airspace we landed on Eshott runway 19. Ian took over for the leg over the Pennines to Carlisle. Kev blagged us a visit to Carlisle control tower. We headed home through the stunning scenery…

  • Buddies take to the sky

    Buddies take to the sky

    Two lifelong buddies take to the sky Kev and Rich have known each other for over 40 years. Richard is a licensed aircraft engineer and an LAA inspector, as well as a 700-hour GA pilot and best man at Kev’s wedding. Kev has flown with Rich on numerous occasions, so it was really neat for…

  • AeroExpo 2017

    AeroExpo 2017

    Strubby to Wycombe Air Park Departed in cloud at 700 feet, but it gradually cleared as we headed south until we were in clear skies by the time we passed Milton Keynes. Busy parking lot Arrivals were by pre-booked slots, which was necessary given the number of arriving aircraft. Excellent displays The show offered everything…

  • Cleethorpes tour

    Cleethorpes tour

    Cleethorpes and back A quick flight from Strubby up to Cleethorpes and back again, for no better reason than it’s a lovely day for flying. Southeast from Strubby airfield Cleethorpes pier and beach

  • Another tour from the past

    Another tour from the past

    A tour from G-LTFB’s logbook. This trip was made during August 2013 over a period of 4 days. From To Duration Alderney Le Havre 2.2 Le Havre Rouen 1.2 Rouen Le Touquet 0.8 Le Touquet Texel 2.2 Texel Wangerooge 1.1 Wangerooge Karlshöfen 0.6 Karlshöfen Oostende 2.4 Oostende Shoreham 1.5 Shoreham Alderney 1.3

  • Sunday lunch in Suffolk

    Sunday lunch in Suffolk

    Strubby to Beccles flight log Meow and Ian flew down to Beccles on the east coast of Suffolk for Sunday lunch with friends. Beccles was busy with multiple parachute drops, so we had to orbit to the south until they were all down. Irene & Cath try G-LTFB for size We enjoyed a terrific lunch…

  • York day trip

    York day trip

    Strubby to York Rufforth West flight log We headed directly for York via Louth, Brigg, and north of Goole in clear blue sky and a nice tailwind. There was some gliding activity but no other powered aircraft. York Rufforth West airfield Final on runway 17. This is the base of York Gliding Centre and has…

  • Crosland Moor & Bagby

    Crosland Moor & Bagby

    Strubby to Crosland Moor flight log North-west through Doncaster controlled airspace for an uphill landing surrounded by hills. Crosland Moor Airfield Crosland Moor to Bagby flight log We’d planned to continue on to Sutton Bank, but were put off by the use of the short runway and lots of gliding activity. Headed for Bagby via…

  • Lydd & Fairoaks

    Lydd & Fairoaks

    Strubby to Lydd flight log South bound via Boston, Wisbech and Ely, passing through Lakenheath MATZ, we skirted Stansted airspace before transiting Southend zone and crossing the Thames estuary for Ashford. The Thames estuary looking towards the city. Lydd Airport from downwind. Lydd to Fairoaks flight log We routed west to the south of Gatwick…