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.
Jon & Andrew take the PA28 for a spin around the East Kent coastline. Great aerial views of Paddock Wood, Ramsgate, Margate and Whitstable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jon takes friends for a tour of Kent. Flying over Maidstone, Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Herne Bay, and the QE2 Bridge.
Jon & Alastair fly from Biggin Hill to Cardiff for lunch. Routing via Farnborough and Swindon.
I took the PA28 up for some circuits after dark, to practice my night landings.
After a short flight around Kent, a return to Biggin Hill, and an aborted landing.