G-BLEW wrote:Approaching Berkston Heath to land (with full PPR etc.) was welcomed by an 'all traffic' call from ATC warning of 'A civilian in the circuit'
Landed at Culdrose (with full PPR) after a PAR in heavy rain. Chap rushed out with a brolly - that's kind I thought - on opening the door he said 'Hello, how would you like to pay the landing fee'
Yeovil - Fantastic
Lossiemouth or Kinloss (cant remember which) equally fantastic
Even a Serco run military airfield on a bad day will be 1,000 times easier than Zhukovsky (UUBW)
+1 on RNAS Yeovilton; in 2014 I organised a fly in from our club in Germany, a few of them wanted to visit the Fleet Air Arm museum and I suggested combining it with a visit to the Haynes Museum in Sparkford - absolutely fantastic.
I used to think permission was granted because my uncle owned the pub just off the far end of the runway 22 and he had the staff coming in for food and drinks regularly but the reality is, the staff were very accommodating in allowing our aircraft to land - once we could show the insurance indemnity, of course.
For me they went even further, brought my uncle and my father on base, where they joined me and off we went for a bimble to Dunkeswell but not before circling over his pub / lodge taking tons of pictures. As my uncle had previously worked for Westland before buying the pub, he was particularly interested in seeing all the Lynx helicopters which he'd once worked on building......
20.000v in his arms but the bulb inside his head still doesn't light up........