Flying

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.  




East Kent bimble

I had a thoroughly brilliant flight today around Kent.  Routing Biggin Hill to Biggin Hill via Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Whitstable, Margate, Dover, Folkestone, Tenterden.  There were three of us on board, and we all enjoyed the clear blue skies and smooth air.



Flying – Goodwood/Isle Of Wight

I’d been meaning to visit a friend who lives near Bognor Regis for some time, and the journey by car is such a bore, so I decided to fly down, have lunch at Goodwood Aerodrome, and then take him on a tour of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.


New horizons

I have bitten the bullet, and joined a light aircraft group that will hopefully reduce my day to day flying costs.