Saturday, November 04, 2006

Biggles, eat your heart out.

I had some great fun yesterday. A good friend of mine has recently earned his 'wings' and kindly invited me to have a little flight around Kent. I grabbed the opportunity right away. Flying has always fascinated me since I first took to the skies, but rushing around the airspace in a small light aircraft is so much better. Conveniently, we took off from Rochester Airport which is where 'work' is situated, so I didn't have far to travel to get airborne. The weather could not have been better. Light winds (good chance of the stomach staying where it is meant to be, then) and perfect visibility creating a beautiful, crisp autumnal day. The flight plan took us down to Seaford on the East Sussex coast whereupon we turned left and followed the shoreline around to Lydd Airport. After a quick cup of tea and some crisps, we returned to the air to continue onwards over Hastings, Folkestone and Dover before doing another left turn homeward bound. We landed just as the sun was setting. What an exhilarating flight. I want more.......

Of course I took the camera. Unfortunately, they are not in the order I took them, but you get a general idea of the trip.

Pictures here

7 comments:

"Alice" said...

Beautiful piccys, Sweets!

Anonymous said...

Lovely - you lucky thing. The photo of the cliffs of Dover remind me of our trips to France.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

You lucky sod! I'm jealous. Even though I have been on hundreds of aeroplanes I never tire with looking at the view beneath. This was something our ancestors could only dream about. And great that you had a lovely clear day to see it all.

Birdman said...

You'll never get me up there. The first plane I ever travelled on made an emergency landing at Lydd.

krip said...

They say that landing is a controlled crash. That inspires confidence, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

funny i dropped by here yesterday and didn't see your latest entries, krip. never mind, seeing your pictures just make me jealous :D

the letter b said...

soz that's me above.