Friday, 19 February 2010

Up, Up and Away!

This morning one of my close friends rang up from Colchester to alert us that her husband and son, both pilots, were arriving at Kemble Airfield, to pick up their plane which they had had to leave mid journey due to bad weather earlier in the week.

We arrived just in time at the "AV8" cafe next to the control tower where we had a chinwag whilst the condensation that had built up in the plane was dispersed.
All ready to set off - a bit of map reading in progress.

A stop on the way to the main runway to fill up with fuel.

A quick taxi down the runway.

Away they went! It was good to be back on the airfield after these long winter months. We stocked up with fish and chips before heading home. One has to wind one's way through the ever increasing steel birds which have come to their final roost before being demolished on site.


Twiglet said...

oh happy days! We used to fly out of Full Sutton near York. I am not too good a passenger but used to make myself do it because the views were fantastic.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I don't know why but I don't think I would feel safe flying in such a small plane?

Gill in Canada

Leilani Lee said...

One of the news feature programs did a fascinating story on the cafes at small general aviation airports in the US -- they flew from one to another, and had a ball. Best birthday present I ever had was a 30-min ride in small plane. Very big sigh...