|The weather was not at its
best for flying, but having travelled to the airfield we decided to make
the best of it. The visibility was not too good.
We flew past Popham, Lasham and on to
Guildford where the visibility dramatically improved. On to Bramley
for a circle over Martin's Mums house then on towards the M25. Soon
we were passing Redhill and seeing the big planes taking off from
Gatwick. It always amazes me just how much of London you can see as
we head North towards the Thames Estuary.
Andrewsfield is just inside the Stanstead
airfield zone so Martin was careful with his navigation. We spotted
the field and entered the circuit taking care not to overfly the houses.
Once we landed we taxied over to the pumps to collect fuel. One of
the very cheerful lads working there was preparing himself for his first
solo landing away from his home airfield. We wished him luck and
parked the plane