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
January 2007
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