Rob P wrote:In a display of amazing bravery/stupidity Andy R and Timothy took a 152 and navigated there by chart, compass and stopwatch.
I believe it was a C150, which was embarrassing when we tried to take off in Aprilia in very high temperatures and a power grid right in front of us.
But on this trip I don't think we were reduced to such basics (you may be getting confused with David Williams* and I flying a Robin from Fairoaks to Annecy and back using just those three things, and non-radio, except for the two ends.)
From what I remember Andy and I did mostly have a portable GPS. I remember this because on one leg Simon Holder* was carrying our bags (we were very heavy for a C150) and Andy had left the GPS in his bag, so we had to radio Simon for our position.
* I'm sorry, I've forgotten people's forum handles.