Britain’s wealthiest 1% may own 50% of its land, but they don’t own the sky… There aren’t many occasions when you can look down on the rich and powerful. High hedges and drystone walls might stop ramblers and paparazzi, but they do nothing to a nosey pilot. My aerial playground (the Cotswolds) is littered with…
Category: Trip Reports
From magneto failure to in the air again after just 27 hours.
Sunrise at Sunset…
A little physics experiment…
Flying into RAF Fairford
On Friday 6 September I finally completed something that I’d always wanted to do, land an aircraft that I was flying myself on the 3 kilometres of tarmac at RAF Fairford. My first experience of landing at the airbase was in July 2003 on board a British Airways Boeing 747-400, with my old man as…
Visiting the Ebrington Arms
A flying visit to one of the Cotswold’s best pubs.
On a sunny but blustery day in August I was very lucky to be taken for a trip in an R44; only my third experience in a helicopter! I was meeting ‘Instagram friend’ Rachel at our strip. Our plan was to fly the RV up to Wellesbourne before jumping into a helicopter and flying to…
Writing in the sky
Writing in the sky with help from NATS.
Classic Motor Hub: Italian Day
Italy was the theme for the first of the main season Coffee & Classics event at The Classic Motor Hub.
Bicester Heritage: Sunday Scramble
Flying the RV-6 to Bicester for the final Sunday Scramble of 2018.
Lunch on the Isle of Wight
From Cotswolds to Beach in little over an hour!