Another flying adventure in progress... We had planned to fly across the UK and Ireland to our destination Islay (an island in West Scotland, famous for its peaty single malts like Bowmore and Laphraoig). 2 private pilots (Wim and me) and a passenger (Jurjen) in a Cessna 172 (PH-VDM). The trip was well prepared with diverting airports along the route. Underneath is the map of the planned flights.
We're ready for it.... now we'll need a bit of cooperation of weather and we'll be gone. Next week, I hope to be able to take off together with Wim and Jurjen for a 3 day flying trip to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
We have now planned everything, called the PPR airfields (prior permission required) and even sent in the customs forms. Documentation of all airports to be visited and their alternates is printed and discussed. Hotels and whisky tour are booked, and life jackets are arranged: I think we're as ready as we're going to be. Clickable image provided by Landings.com
We'll be visiting 10 different airports (at least), fly through the airspace of 4 different countries (counting England, Wales and Scotland as one), fly 3 times 20 or more nautical miles over open water and plan to visit 1 distillery on Islay. 12 hours of flight time, without wind and approaches/holdings.