Where have you been? What have you seen?
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By neil9327
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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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By rikur_
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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.
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By neil9327
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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..
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By Lerk
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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...
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By neil9327
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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.
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By Miscellaneous
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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