We radioed ahead and got
landing instructions, the circuit was very busy so joining overhead, we
descended deadside and joined the others in the circuit landing safely on runway
22. We taxied around to the pumps and filled with fuel, saving our voucher
for another day. Free landing with large amounts of fuel. While we
were being refuelled by the fire crew they had a call and had to leave us as an
aeroplane had reported problems with their undercarriage. They had wound
it down manually but were concerned whether it would hold on landing.
Fortunately for all concerned they landed safely and taxied to a safe area to
inspect their plane.
Having refuelled the AY
we needed to refuel ourselves so headed to the tower to book in, pay for the
fuel and purchase lunch. Two coffees and a bacon baguette each later we
set off for a walk around the lines of aeroplanes, the hangers and exchange
plane "stuff" with other pilots.
Finally we decided the
early sunsets we are now experiencing meant we must head home. The wind
direction had changed so we took off on Runway 28 and enjoyed the return
We gave AY a quick wash
as the temperature was dropping fast. Then tucked her up till our next trip.