bertie's blog
bertie's blog
Age: 46
Home: Bournemouth
Occupation: pilot
Blog Description
A successful 2007 Rally! Flying in France again.
My Aircraft...
Description: Luscombe Silvaire, 8E, Nov 1946. Silver/Blue.
Location: Near Compton Abbas, North Dorset, UK.
last days
September 2008
April 2008
August 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
February 2007
January 2007
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
Flying Moments...
First solo in Hong Kong.
First visual approach in a 757.
First display.
Managing to attract 28 Luscombes to the first ever Luscombe Rally!
Too many to mention!
Additional Information


Thursday, 18 January 2007
I haven't written a great deal lately, as i've hardly been flying Brug due to a consistently long wet n windy spell of weather. I have flown, been practicing instrument flying, as I'm somewhat spoilt with the big jets and their flight directors with autopilot!

The other day I took off in breezy weather to fly a short distance to Old Sarum for lunch to find on my return winds of thirty knots had developed at the strip, giving a crosswind of 20 knots, "Not again," I moaned. I set her up and flew down the runway acessing the drift - right on limits on wet grass. Turned onto finals, battled with the turbulence { I've have worse, see earlier blog. } and place her down firmly and with brake and rudder { under these conditions one doesn't piss about being clever just using rudder, as she can swing into wind without ANY notice } and slid and slewed to a halt. Hats off to the Luscombe, she really does a great job under very difficult crosswind conditions.. I taxied carefully to the Hanger and called it a day. I'm really getting hacked off flying in these conditions and therefore have decided to wait for a nice day, hence little Blogging!! Still waiting!!

Finaly, On the approach to Gatwick in the 757, quick wind check whilst passing 1500' - 240/58 knots!! Wild to say the least, 38knots on the ground but much easier on the big stuff!

Keep those wings level! Nige.
Nige posted @ 09:00 - Link - comments