The Longest Trip Yet

Between the 23rd and 28th September with much appreciated support from my friends at Freedom Aviation I undertook the biggest trip yet. 4000NM in 5 and a half days, 1400 litres of AVGAS burnt, 16 airfields visited and best of all 46 hours logged.

Enjoy the pics.


Heading for the Lake District


Lake Windermere


Having fun around the Scottish islands


More fun


The changeable Scottish weather


More lovely Scottish weather


Just starting to head up the Great Glen in the drizzle


Just popping into Jersey for some cheap fuel


Strange beach formations on the French Atlantic coast heading towards the Spanish border


The impressive Pyrenees


Following the Pyrenees on an easterly track looking at peaks of 11000ft


The route through the Pyrenees to Carcassonne to get fuel


Parked for the evening at La Cerdanya in the Pyrenees


Strange red pools near Nimes


Picking up the Sahara dust and a few flies


Keeping the leading edges clean to get that extra 1 knot


Cote D’azur


Nice zone transit at 500ft




Across the Italian mainland just East of Pisa


Departing Fano in Italy across the Adriatic for Croatia


Finally the Croatian coast after 70NM of water


A badly timed sunset on final for Pula runway 27


A pleasant evening in Medulin, Croatia


The ingenious wind sock at Medulin


A long way from home


Lake Bled, Slovenia


Crossing the Austrian Alps at 10000ft in unusually cloudless skies


We can’t go any higher


The Alps


Very long final towards Salzburg runway 33 from 10000ft


Departing Salzburg runway 15



Climbing out of Salzberg and finally heading West towards home


Germany looking South towards the Alps


Planes awaiting maintenance in Chateauroux


Another quick stop in Jersey to top up on some more cheap fuel


Some cloud dodging over the channel


Finally back at Kemble after a very long week

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