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My historical flights map

PostPosted:Sun May 12, 2019 4:42 pm
by neil9327
The result of a quick 10-minute sketch with MS Paint to record the path of most of the flights I have undertaken over the past 5 years. Includes Scotland, Cornwall, and the north coast of France.

Just looking for ideas for where to go next, that I haven't done. Probably somewhere with decent scenery.

Based near Southampton (fairly obviously).

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Re: My historical flights map

PostPosted:Mon May 13, 2019 8:38 am
by Miscellaneous
neil9327 wrote:Just looking for ideas for where to go next, that I haven't done. Probably somewhere with decent scenery.

I'd say it's an obvious choice for scenery and a new area…north of Glenforsa - Dundee. :D :wink:

Re: My historical flights map

PostPosted:Mon May 13, 2019 8:47 am
by rikur_
A fairly obvious gap to plug would be the east coast.
Something like - fly up to Fenland; then skirt the Wash; Skegness; west of Donna Nook; detour up the Humber to the Humber Bridge; then perhaps a bimble up the Vale of York and pick one of the various clubs there for a comfort break. The head back to the coast; Scarborough > Whitby > Redcarr > Sunderland > Linderfarne and then back to somewhere like Eshott for a break before returning south.
On a day like today I love the east coast - varied from rugged cliffs, lighthouses, beaches, hidden coves, holiday camps, docks, industry, bygone industry, wind farms, and more.

Re: My historical flights map

PostPosted:Mon May 13, 2019 9:07 am
by Miscellaneous
rikur_ wrote:...holiday camps, docks, industry, bygone industry, wind farms, and more.

I guess we don't all have the same understanding of decent scenery? :D :wink:

Re: My historical flights map

PostPosted:Mon May 13, 2019 10:52 am
by malcolmfrost
There appears to be a glaring gap around Caernarfon! I think Snowdonia has some reasonable scenery :D
West Coast of Ireland around Aran is also pretty nice!

Re: My historical flights map

PostPosted:Mon May 13, 2019 5:38 pm
by Charles Hunt
Once across the channel just keep heading S or SE!

Re: My historical flights map

PostPosted:Mon May 13, 2019 10:26 pm
by neil9327
rikur_ wrote:A fairly obvious gap to plug would be the east coast.
Something like - fly up to Fenland; then skirt the Wash; Skegness; west of Donna Nook; detour up the Humber to the Humber Bridge; then perhaps a bimble up the Vale of York and pick one of the various clubs there for a comfort break. The head back to the coast; Scarborough > Whitby > Redcarr > Sunderland > Linderfarne and then back to somewhere like Eshott for a break before returning south.
On a day like today I love the east coast - varied from rugged cliffs, lighthouses, beaches, hidden coves, holiday camps, docks, industry, bygone industry, wind farms, and more.


Sounds like a plan. I would include "industry" in the list of potential scenery, as some artifacts look quite impressive from the air.


malcolmfrost wrote:There appears to be a glaring gap around Caernarfon! I think Snowdonia has some reasonable scenery :D
West Coast of Ireland around Aran is also pretty nice!


Ireland is a possibility. And looking at it again I can see that the distance over water to get there from Wales is actually no greater than from St Catherines Point to the Cherbourg peninsula - which I did in 2015 with a wetsuit, personal locator beacon, a lifejacket, and some swimming lessons..

Re: My historical flights map

PostPosted:Tue May 14, 2019 7:19 am
by Lerk
Out of interest, how did you make that?

Was it as simple as paint and scribbling the rough route over a map?

I wonder if skydemon logs could be overlaid in a similar fashion...

Re: My historical flights map

PostPosted:Wed May 15, 2019 1:10 am
by neil9327
Lerk wrote:Out of interest, how did you make that?

Was it as simple as paint and scribbling the rough route over a map?

I wonder if skydemon logs could be overlaid in a similar fashion...


Just a simple scribble with paint I'm afraid. And I can already see some inaccuracies (such as putting Alderney too far west).

It would be good if skydemon logs, or any logs for that matter, could be overlaid in a similar fashion. One idea I have is to fit a 360-degree camera to the aircraft, get it to take a photo every second, and then upload them to a google maps website showing a trace of your flight, so that you can click on each point of the flight and see the photo taken at that point. A bit like Google Streetview, but for aerial photos.

Re: My historical flights map

PostPosted:Wed May 15, 2019 7:37 am
by Miscellaneous
neil9327 wrote:
Lerk wrote:Out of interest, how did you make that?
I wonder if skydemon logs could be overlaid in a similar fashion...

It would be good if skydemon logs, or any logs for that matter, could be overlaid in a similar fashion.


They can. Select log from SD and choose the option explore in Google Earth, repeat. :D

Re: My historical flights map

PostPosted:Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:59 pm
by adgillham
Being close to the S coast too, I second France. In exchange for about 30 mins over water (and some form filling) you could claim back some of the fuel duty too!