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4 December 2005 - White Waltham and Enstone  

Maybe it is the "barhumbug" season approaching or just being careful we scoured the flying magazines for free landing vouchers.

Paul had not landed at White Waltham so that was one decision made we would have lunch there.  We had not landed at Enstone so great, the second decision of the day.  Wonderful.

We used to be based at White Waltham airfield so it was especially nice to be landing there, it felt like going "home".  We flew together in formation, breaking at the circuit of White Waltham to adhere to their noise abatement requirements before landing on Runway 25.  We taxied to the fuel pumps and both planes were filled.  Food was then the order of the day for our tummies.  Excellent bacon baguettes although Paul ventured into the world of chicken with stilton sauce which he declared to be wonderful.

After assisting our friend Sue who was flying FM the Tiger Moth alone we took off to visit Enstone.

Over the microwave tower at Stokenchurch on the M40, towards Oxford taking care to avoid Brize Norton's airspace.  Passing Kiddlington, Weston on the Green and on to Enstone.  Their circuit was quite busy with many microlights performing circuits.  We signed in at the Tower gave them our free landing vouchers promising to return another day.  We then taxied over to the flying club where Paul had friends waiting with the kettle on.  Sadly we could not stay long as the light was disappearing fast, so we bade our farewells and set off for home.

The low sun caused us much discomfort on the way home, but as soon as it set, the temperature dropped dramatically.  We were pleased to get the planes covered and put away for the night.

This may well be our last flight in 2005