While visiting IWM Duxford, I noticed that they were offering scenic flights in different kinds of planes (all the way to a $5000 30mn flight in a Spitfire). I had a hard time justifying that much time
I was a bit worried about how much time I had as I wanted to see the entire museum, so in the end I settled for a 30mn scenic flight, but there were none, so I rented an old carburated C172 with CFI since I am not legal to fly in the UK and know nothing about radio work, or airspace there.|
I hadn't flown a plane like that for about 10 years, but ended up remembering pretty well how to do it. After landing the CFI said he didn't have to touch or correct me on anything and all he did was the radio work.
at least it had a garmin 430, but no autopilot legal to use in the UK
taxing amongst warbirds
good view of the multiple museum hangars
weather/lighting was not great, but a typical UK day. At least, no rain
overflying cambridge airport
We then made it to Cambridge. Forgive the heavy color correction, the original colors were very dull due to the poor weatherpit
weird that they don't use 23L and 23R
Flying over the colleges was very nice.
this delta is where I went punting with Louis, very nice views from the river
We then flew away for a few other views
And back to the airport for an easy landing
the plane still had an ADF antenna