GonzoEGLL wrote:Everyone around here noticed. Literally everyone I came across that day who knows I work in aviation asked me why those aircraft were flying, ...
A friend who lives about 10 miles from Blackbushe sent me a message saying "It looks like the light aircraft community has decided to come out and play, at least judging by the number flying over us this lovely morning. All of them unusually high. Perhaps they think they won't be noticed."
hopefully it was just a blip as everyone caught up on a backlog of maintenance / engine health flights, and things will calm back down
not sure what others saw elsewhere, but the Vale of York still seemed pretty quiet - we'd normally get a lot of Sherburn/Breighton/Full Sutton traffic overhead, and didn't hear anything over the weekend. Whether there's less engine health flying up north, or more space to avoid people?
I suspect this won't be the only area where we see a surge as restrictions are clarified/adjusted ... I for one won't be going near the coast in the first week that travelling to the coast is permitted again.
tomtytom wrote:If only they had followed my post 5 ciders facebook advice of only flying in straight up and down lines pretending to be a survey flight, no one would of given them a 2nd look........
that's what I did, albeit primarily to avoid the noise being concentrated on one farm or hamlet (all well away from any towns and villages)