Returning to Lydd

Apologies for the brevity of this write-up, I hadn’t realised it was still pending, and now several months after the fact I can’t remember a lot about the flight!

A period of good weather meant I could book an aircraft, and with my latest currency check barely a month old I wanted to stretch my legs a bit. I decided to try to return to Lydd. Weather on the day was fairly typical for the UK during a prolonged period of high pressure, looking perfect from the ground but with fairly poor visibility in the air.

Routed from Kemble initially to Lyneham, then via Greenham Common, Goodwood and Eastbourne before joining at Lydd via Rye. There was a fair amount of traffic around, and I spotted two or three aircraft fairly close by on the journey down.

After a nice lunch, albeit slightly slow due to how busy they were, I reversed the route back, deviating slightly to head over Swindon and orbiting my house before returning to Kemble.

Near perfect looking conditions from the ground

Near perfect looking conditions from the ground

Decidedly hazy in the air

Decidedly hazy in the air

Passing Greenham Common

Passing Greenham Common

Parked up at Lydd

Parked up at Lydd

Overhead Swindon, Catrin's school clearly visible

Overhead Swindon, Catrin’s school clearly visible

Descending Deadside at Kemble

Descending Deadside at Kemble

All in all a good day’s flying, but sadly it turned out to be my last for almost 5 months!

Tracks flown

Tracks flown

Outbound profile

Outbound profile

Return profile

Return profile

Total flight time today: 2:50
Total flight time to date: 340:10

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