It was about time I used my pilots license to actually travel somewhere! I’ve spent so much time flying locally, practicing procedures and techniques, that I was beginning to forget what the purpose of this all was. I chose to fly to Old Buckenham Aerodrome in Norfolk, since it was only about 1 hour away.
Dodging a moderate rain shower when you’re flying is usually no big deal. But when the shower is parked right on your route, and there’s restricted airspace to your left, right and below you, and controlled airspace above you, things can get a little tricky. This was the scenario faced during my return flight from Gloucestershire to Biggin Hill.