Spring flying part 2 – Newquay
A few weeks later, we finally set off for Newquay. I think we had, had this route planned for over a year but the weather kept stopping us. There was a lull in the strong winds that meant that the 2 legs should be fairly similar time wise. A few weeks earlier we had attempted to fly along the Jurassic coast but the haze had stopped that so rather than going inland my buddy flew along the coast while I sat back and admired the view.
We had set off a bit later than intended and the winds were stronger so it took quite a bit longer than we had anticipated. Newquay definitely had the feel of a commercial airport although on our arrival there wasn’t any other traffic.
We headed over to Flynqy who handle GA aircraft and decided that time was too short to get a taxi to the coast so we had something to eat in the terminal before heading back.
I felt as if my body was full of aches and pains as I got ready to fly home but put it down to too much sitting and got ready to depart. It was exciting to sit at the taxiway awaiting clearance as a jet took off in front of me. The runway was huge and as I departed over the sea the beautiful coastline stretched away on both sides and I wished that we had had a chance to get to the beach for a walk.
The flight back was uneventful but I began to feel worse and by the time I got to Fairoaks and they gave me a right hand circuit (not the norm) I just wanted to be on the ground. Of course the Arrow bit me again, it knew I was weak!! A very solid landing ensued. 2 days of sickness confirmed that all had not been well with me.
Finally, just a note to sign off with. We went to Pooley’s day at Compton Abbas. On landing I got everything trimmed correctly. Yeah! Baby steps!