Wednesday 19 June 2013 08:33 UTC
Where have you been? What have you seen?
In late april I flew from Germany to Glenforsa, then spent a wonderful couple of days there. On the third day, flew over some beautiful islands and then over to Newtownards (NI), in order to spend the day at Belfast. I posted some quite nice photos on a german forum, here is the link:
http://www.pilotundflugzeug.de/forum/20 ... 14,0449891
Surface absolutely OK, but the runway was quite soft, which I had entirely expected. With two up and 200 litres of fuel, we used about 450 meters of ground roll, whereas, on a hard-surfaced runway, I would have used only about 270 meters in the same conditions.
Nice pictures phijip, Glenforsa and the Western Isles are indeed beautiful - one day, I might even see the sun whilst I'm there
As phijip says, the strip presents no problems in terms of smoothness, but can get a bit soggy after prolonged rain. However, the strip has a cross-wise slope which means that the higher side tends to be dryer than the lower side and you normally are advised to land on the upper.
You are still dangerous! You can be my wingman anytime.
Just back from two days in the Western Isles.
I might try and sort out some photos if there are any decent ones.
Home base-Campbeltown-Gigha-Islay-Glenforsa (overnight)
Glenforsa-Tiree-Stornoway-(bottled Sollas as we weren't sure which part of the beach to land)-Benbecula-Barra-Plockton (overnight).
Coll and Colonsay were too much of a faff with special permits required.
Two gorgeous days.
Came back today in one hit, it was s4itty for all 360nm.
A couple of stops we were regaled with tales of the WW Yak/NanChang/Pitts boys and their displays who had been through a couple of days ahead of us.
I would be interested to know what condition Gigha was in and what type you flew in.
It's 17 years since I've been and I believe it was very rough for a while.
Sorry for the hijack. Lovely photos.
It was quite rough and had a spongy surface. I went in in a Robin DR500 nosewheel aircraft. Landing was fine, with a good dose of power required to get to parking.
Take-off used more of the 720m than I was expecting.
Couple of photos
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