Dodgy Weather

A trip up to Old Buckenham airfield today to do a "Special" for the BBC to support a Valentine's day programme over the weekend. Awful weather on the way, Old Buckenham with a ceiling of 600 feet, was closed to everyone except us the only aircraft up and the flight home was even worse.

Leaving the cloud after an hour on instruments and then duck down to five hundred feet over the sea past Southend, over the top of a very surprised container ship to escape the fog and rain above but with a forward visibility of perhaps one mile.

Skipping over the houses and arriving at the airfield as the darkness was closing in offered the rough equivalent of an aircraft carrier landing in a strong crosswind. Not a trip for anyone with a nervous disposition or a fear of flying.


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