Day trip to Dorset

Jon takes his friend, Alastair, on a day trip to Dorset, landing at Compton Abbas Airport.  Our 1 hour flight, took us past Guildford, Alton, South of Middle Wallop and Shaftsbury.

East Kent tour On election day

Jon & Andrew take the PA28 for a spin around the East Kent coastline.  Great aerial views of Paddock Wood, Ramsgate, Margate and Whitstable.  

Aerial views of Paddock Wood

I took a short flight from Biggin Hill to Paddock Wood.  I had planned to fly a longer route, but the turbulence was so uncomfortable, and the cloud base fairly low (~1800ft), so I decided to return back after circling my home town.

Flight around Kent, Sussex and Essex

  I took a long flight around Kent, Sussex and Essex this week, to help our flying group out after the new engine was fitted to the aircraft we use.

Landing practice at Biggin Hill airport

My landings had been a little sloppy in recent weeks, and so it was time to sharpen things up.  I asked an instructor to run through my landing technique, then a few days later I took a solo flight to practice that work.

A turbulent flight

This video demonstrates what it’s like to fly a light aircraft, in this case a Piper PA28, on a gusty, turbulent day.  It was sunny and clear, but the weather charts warned of moderate turbulence and a chance of gusts.

Flight around Kent

Jon takes friends for a tour of Kent.  Flying over Maidstone, Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Herne Bay, and the QE2 Bridge.    

Flight to Cardiff

Jon & Alastair fly from Biggin Hill to Cardiff for lunch.  Routing via Farnborough and Swindon.