Shoreham October 2006

This trip was in Colin's Cessna C150 on October 7th, 2006. Although I had my Ercoupe to fly I hadn't flown far in it by then. I also needed to buy a GPS and there is a pilot shop at Shoreham. How could I possibly turn down an offer to fly on such a beautiful day?

The most memorable incident of the flight was not hwoever captured on camera. On the way back just overhead Stapleford flying through the narrow corridor between the London and Stansted restricted airspaces, and with several other aircraft in sight, all of a sudden Colin shouted "what the f@@@ is that" having seen a giant hornet suddenly appear on top of the dash. It must have been there the whole time and had just woken up. I managed to whack it out of the window after a few minutes. I decided that a insect killer spray could be a wise investment for the cockpit!

Click on any of the photos for a larger version and some captions.

Coast in sight
Coast in sight
Newhaven
Newhaven
Seaford
Seaford
South Coast
South Coast
Newhaven Harbour
Newhaven Harbour
Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier
Palace Pier
Palace Pier
Shoreham finals
Shoreham finals
Shoreham
Shoreham
Shoreham terminal
Shoreham terminal
Trislander
Trislander
Yak
Yak
IMG_3625
IMG_3625
Beachy Head
Beachy Head
Beachy Head and Eastboune
Beachy Head and Eastboune
Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Rochester
Rochester
Chatham
Chatham