Runway 07 – Right Hand Circuit. Do not overfly the avoid areas around Henstridge village or Higher Marsh. If possible keep the ponds on your left on base/final turn. Beware being blown towards the village on the final turn if the wind has a southerly component.              

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You can steal my wheelchair, but not my dream!

During my most recent flying lesson (mid-April 2017), for various reasons which I’ll explain below, my pre-flight briefing took place outside. Normally I have my pre-flights in the briefing room with my instructor. On that particular day, Elstree Airport’s (EGTR) air traffic control gave us rare permission to drive to the plane. So, Ivan drove…

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