Friday, 31 December 2010

All in all an interesting year

Well, here we are at the end of 2010 and it's been an interesting and eventful year one way and another. Of course getting G-JONL flying was the pinnacle of my flying achievements to date and I am sure it's a period in my life that I shall look back on with satisfaction in years to come.

In the end the weather put paid to flying for pretty well all of December, with just one solitary flight of an hour at the beginning of the month. Nevertheless, I clocked up 61 hours of P1 time during 2010, 45 hours of which were in G-JONL.

Hopefully 2011 will be the year I can extend my flying in G-JONL and start visiting some of the places that the short field performance of the Sportcruiser makes possible. In particular, I'd like to return to the Orkney Islands and visit all those tiny 500m strips on the many smaller Orkadian islands. I'm also overdue a trip down south, once the weather starts improving.

So I'm looking forward to 2011 and some nice flying weather. I'd like to wish all my readers a Happy New Year and, for those of you that fly, blue skies and good landings.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Season's greetings

A merry Christmas 
and a 
happy new year

Friday, 3 December 2010


Grounded! We've got about 8" of snow and the road past my house is an ice rink. Sometimes living on top of a hill, on a road that is never gritted, is a real bummer.

Even if I could get out (and more importantly, back up the hill) the airfield is under a similar amount of snow, so flying's orf for the time being. Sadly I don't see any end to the cold weather for a while.