Home Sweet Home

Although the trip didn’t finish quite as planned it was still a great 6 days flying in a beautiful country and with pretty good weather to boot, well at least until the last day or so. 
Below is just a selection of photos in no particular order, enjoy. 

Great fun was had by all. 

Chambery Aviation 

So Folks where r we heading next year, the Baltic states, Greek islands or Morocco?

Day 3 – Playtime in the Alps – a steep learning curve

What a a fantastic day.

Morning flight over the lake at Chambery with Ian and Patrick before joining up with Les and David and heading for Alpe d’heuz.

This was unbelievably exciting. This is me stood at the top of the Alpe d’heuz runway which is lot steeper than it looks from this photo.

From here we went to Grenoble Le Versoud were it took more than an hour to get fuel and we actually had to pay a landing fee… the cheek of it!

From Grenoble we had a short 20 odd minute flight back to Chambery were we joined up with the lady bird squadron!!

Day 2 – The story continues

First stop of the day was Sezanne which looked better this year than it did when we fell out of the sky last year. Once we had fuelled up with coffee and 91ul we set off in beautiful sunshine. From here we headed south for a further 2.5 hours till we reached Bourg Ceyzeriat LFHS.

We met up with a group of guys from Holton in 4 eurostars and an RV6 heading down to Gap.

From there we headed east down the valley following the train tracks to the head of the lake north of Chambery Charles Les Eaux via Lac du Bourget.

The Boys Make Calais. 

One hour flight this morning gets us to Calais. Weather in the UK was very good but as we coasted out the clouds came down and we were forced to start the crossing at 2000ft. Shortly after the clouds lifted and we were able to climb to a much more sensible altitude. 

Next stop after Calais was Chateau Thierry which was reached in a little under 2 hours.   Unfortunately Ian lost radio contact with Les and I shortly after take off. We could hear him clearly but not the other way round. Fine for us but Ian was sure that we were messing him about. 

The trip south was uneventful apart from the occasional rain shower and a bit of cloud dodging. 

Chateau T is a wonderful little grass strip and the natives are pretty friendly although for some strange reason we weren’t allowed to purchase fuel so we will need to pop into another local airfield in the morning.