DCT - MAY - CP - MP - ST GERMAIN - DCT
Remember Dinard and Channel Islands are SVFR - you will get a squalk code.
Pete didn't book the Robin, so Dee had to uncover G-SE
Our house from the air...yeah right!
Low cloud over French coast. So we dropped from FL050 to 1500 ft on QNH
East abeam Cherbourg Airfield
Crossing from St Germain to Dinard (with dog-leg around control zone) abeam Iles Chausey
Turning Finals - Very Pretty area -Cloudbase at 1200
Long Finals for 17
Note: You should always carry your Pilots Licence in addition to your passport
and make sure that you carry & wear a Hi-Vis Vest!
Parked up at Dinard
Dinard: The Bates Motel?
On departure, we were all taxied down the massive runway in line
and then cleared for take-off in turn.
G-SE lining up G-SE cleared for take-off
Fuel in France is no cheaper than UK, so we opted to go back via Alderney.
Our routing was SVFR and would take us overhead Jersey.
However, Jersey routed us West around the island at various levels (2-3000ft).
Radar control around Jersey - in cloud! 'G-BN not below 3000ft'
Alderney Approach - 08
Dee left Kate guarding G-SE
John bought some beer at the smallest 'duty free' we'd ever seen.
After departing Alderney towards CP, G-NS took a detour to look at a submarine!
A bit closer....
G-NS passing Bembridge (IOW) after buzzing the submarine
G-NS Landing Back at Thurrock
A Great day's flying!