Time to go home.
We had looked at doing the whole trip in one day and planned to depart early to give it a go.
G-BN flew in to Alicante from Almeria.G-SE and G-YB flew in from Muchamiel.
James and Rob loading YB at LEMU
G-SE and G-YB loaded and ready to go
Downwind for 10 at Alicante
G-YB held at N, G-SE held ready for base and G-BN arrived and was sent to NE
We landed eventually (bloody busy on Saturdays) and had to wait 1.5hrs to complete refuelling,
so that scuppered us for time and meant the trip would take two days.
G-YB...Conference with Dad
Lining up to depart
To speed things up we asked to line up and depart in turn, so we could get out of the way.
Airborne....Alicante was very busy with a constant stream of flights.
Turning toward NE reporting point
Starting up the coast from NE
Another View of Benidorm
Leaving Girona and crossing the Spanish / French FIR Boundary
One of the many 'Temporary Prohibited Areas' in France - Cruas Meysse nr MTL
Putting the fleet to bed at Lyon
We spent the night at the Novotel in Lyon.
Another Tip: Take your own beer!..8 per pint!
Dee selects a cocktail - its cheaper than Beer!
Dinner in Lyon.
Day 2 we departed Lyon Bron around 9am local
G-BN Ready to go
G-YB Ready to go
G-SE Ready to go
Another Air Show at Dijon, meant we were routed to the West - Beautiful Countryside
Approaching Troyes, the weather started to deteriorate with cloudbase dropping to around 2000ft
We had to refuel at LFAT, where cloudbase was 900ft and SVFR only...we approached via S
G-YB and G-SE at LFAT
The trip back to Thurrock seemed rapid after the last two days flying
Back at Thurrock, Rob cracked open the Champers
All back safely at Thurrock.
Bon Ette!...another adventure!