James Meeson had suggested that we went to Deauville...so we did.
Taking G-SE four up - myself, Rob, Paul and Graham - we departed for Shoreham
where we would refuel, pop in to Transair and then have breakfast before deaprting for LFRG
Dee preparing SE while we wait for Rob and Paul who are in their own time zone ;-)
It was pretty murky, and past MAY we went IMC
London 124.6 were on the ball though and when we requested frequency change to Shoreham,
we were advised that our details had been passed on and they were expecting us!
4 KM to run...ADF indicating Shoreham to left
Finals for 20
We departed 1000Z from Shoreham routing DCT - LFOY - ED - DCT
FL35..just above the clouds
Coasting in at the French Coast
Passing over LFOY
Normandy Bridge - VFR Reporting Point 'ED'
Right base for 30 at LFRG
We were marshalled on to the grass
3 out of 4 of today's Flying Monkeys.
Graham was out of Uniform as Helen had not washed and ironed it!
We took a taxi in to Honfleur - 30 each way
But worth it...beautiful harbour and very busy
The view from our restaurant - where Paul yet again could not get a plain salad!
Paul and Graham walking off lunch down one of the many picturesque streets in Honfleur
Waiting for the Taxi back to the Airfield
The most direct route is via SFD, but there was an airshow at Eastbourne, so we routed via LYD
then North to Ashford to avoid Headcorn and on to Faversham to avoid Challock
LOOK OUT FOR DANGER AREAS IN FRANCE! YOU CAN GET FINED AND JAILED!
There is a 'ZIT' between La Havre and Deauville
...in practice we routed South from LFOY (on way in) to the River and then up to ED (Normandy Bridge)
...and reversed the route going home
The 'ZIT'...Danger Area at La Havre
Climbing to FL50
FL50 and homeward bound
Another great day out!