It was the day of the flight. After filling up the airplane and putting on our life fests, we went to immigration at the terminal building of Lelystad Airport. After a short passport check we took off.
The weather was beautiful, so er chose to go directly over the North See. First we were speaking to Amsterdam Information on the radio. After crossing the FIR boundry, we’ve talked to numerous radar units across England, for example Norwich Radar and Humberside Radar. They provided us with a basic service to keep us updated about the weather and such.
After landing at Sherburn-in-Elmet, via an overhead join, we had a quick toilet break while the plane was being fueled. The people there were really nice. However, we really didn’t stay long, because there were some people waiting for us at our final destination Crosland Moor. This was only a short flight, so we recorded this flight on video.
And this was our route.
We left the plane overnight to pick it up the next day for our return flight.
Crosland Moor is basically a farm with an air strip. At traffic control is done from a caravan. The people here are extremely friendly.
For our return flight we didn’t need to leave from an Customs airfield, so we could leave directly from Crosland Moor to Lelystad. At 12:00 local time it was time to say goodbye and get our final photo taken before we would set off.
We had a lot of headwind during our flight, so it took us nearly 3 hours to fly over.
Because of the heat and the wind, the end of the flight was a little turbulent. Back at Lelystad we had a crosswind which made landing also a little harder than usual. But it all went well!
Next year we’ll probably do this trip again!