Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:28 pm #1788544
So it'll likely be Biggin to Lydd to Southend and back, via Margate to make up the miles
Just reading some of the more recent comments on SD regarding Southend, it sounds like you get a free frisking with every visit!
Having flown into Southend twice now, heres some advice. Lovely friendly tower, good to newbies. However, bear in mind that they do have Easyjets there and tend to like you to get on with it. I was given a straight in approach number one to an airbus! If yo come into Sarfend via the south, then the pier and Dartford bridge are good way points.
Study the plate first. I managed to taxi past the EasyJet ramps! Be prepared and know your marshalling signals as you will be marshalled to the GA parking. Dont forget your yellow gilet as there is a long walk to the pilots entry building. The people there are lovely, no frisking on either occasion. Although this could be down to the fact that I am actually an Essex Girl and grew up about 5 miles down the road from Sarfend airport, speak the local lingo and got talking about the schools we went to!
As to Avgas, make sure you are fuelled with as much as you can take for your round trip - or make sure you go when BBMF are not there. I arrived after BBMF had just landed and they had guzzled all the avgas! Luckily I had enough for both ways, and am incredibly BBMF friendly, so forgave them
Hope this helps, and enjoy Sarfend if you go there.....make sure you ahev a Rossis Ice Cream