We had a great turnout for our Fly Out to Lee on Solent today - with no fewer than six aircraft taking part. Participants comprised a variety of PPLs, students, instructors and passengers just along for the ride!
Pre-flight planning was finalised at the club before flight:
And our instructors were on hand to assist with any queries:
Once the planning had been completed, it was time to check out the aircraft before departure:
Although the conditions were slightly hazy en-route, the visibility improved once over the Solent:
Our intrepid team all arrived safely at Lee on Solent and were greeted with a warm welcome on landing from those manning "Lee Radio":
The arrival of six aircraft in quick succession started to fill the parking spaces:
After a short walk to The Golden Bowler Pub our intrepid gang swapped aviation anecdotes over a well-earned lunch:
Pilots, passengers, students and instructors refuelled, it was time to head back to Redhill. Hopefully all those roast lunches didn't affect the mass & balance too much - perhaps this pilot was just double-checking!
After first verifying that it was safe to cross the active runways, there was a long taxi to the holding point to carry out the pre-departure checks. Runway 23 was in use today.
Checks complete, it was time to depart:
Some aircraft could fly faster than others:
But everybody enjoyed their flights back home!
All in all, a great day out and we look forward to the next event. We hope that you will join us!
Posted on 15/05/2016
by Redhill Aviation Flight Centre