We filled up with fuel, paid the
landing fee and headed for the cafe where the coffee and bacon bap were
delicious. After a quick trip around the hanger and along the line of
aeroplanes we noticed that the weather did not look too good so decided to head
The weather turned nasty, with bigger
storms and clouds down to the ground in places, so being aware of restricted
airspace we dodged the storms diverting to our old stomping grounds going past
Henley on Thames and Reading. We flew over the strip where another 170 is
based, but so no sign of people.
Rain was just beginning to fall over
the airstrip when we landed and the wind was getting up, but Martin managed a
wonderful landing and we pushed the plane back to her shelter, just as the
It was a good trip if just a little
too exciting and certainly not an easy one in which to take photographs or
videos. I have lots of wasted footage when the thermals were at their
worst. But it was good to be back in the air.