We had planned Alderney... again, but weather to the West was pants.
The weather was better to the East with Ostend giving 9999s and Clear Skies.
So to Ostend....again.
We took off from Thurrock and headed East down the Thames. Vis wasn't great.
Coasting out at North Foreland (NF), the weather started to clear
and the sun broke through.
Think this is a 'Sea Breeze Front'
John and Dee in Clear Skies..
So, I suggested to John...'Why don't we fly up to Texel?'
Ian and James..eyes front!
Righthand Downwind at Ostend
Turning Base over the Town
Parked up by Ostend Air College
After landing at EBOS, Ian and James stayed to refuel G-MB and the rest of us went to 'C'
Rob and Paul checked the weather, I filed the new flight plans to Texel (EHTX) and
photocopied a set of plates for G-MB, while John paid the landing fees and then went to
find a map for Holland (we didn't have one with us).
John managed to borrow a map from Simon Ramseyer in the Ostend Air College
on the proviso that he returned it to him. John will post it!
So to Texel!
G-MB in formation with G-SE
Following G-SE North up coast of Belgium
.....Then coast of Holland
....Past the many oil platforms...
Where we Re-fueled and had lunch
Texel is very GA friendly and Ed and Mike Bruijn (in Tower) very hospitable and helpful.
It also has a Skydiving school. Next time we will stay over!
G-MB parked at Texel + Ian, Rob, Paul and James
G-SE: Dee's walkaround.
Following G-SE home
(approx. 2.5 hrs Texel - Thurrock)