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Old 19th Jul 2007, 01:11
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where to go from barton?

Hi guys,

Recently qualified ppl holder looking for some ideas for short trips out from Barton in a c150, not too good for touring!

Any ideas would be appreciated!
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Old 19th Jul 2007, 04:21
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Caernarfon, on the NE coast of wales is a spectacular destination within easy reach of Barton.
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Old 19th Jul 2007, 07:33
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Tattenhill's a nice trip.
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Old 19th Jul 2007, 08:29
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Kirkbride...........This Sunday. It will take about an Hour and you route over the top of some of the best england can offer.

Cosford - South 90miles ish
Welshpool - South 60 mils ish
Crosslandmoor - NE 25 miles ish.

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Old 19th Jul 2007, 09:19
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Best trip out of Barton is a long one

Have they got the cafe up and running yet?
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sherburn - about an hour - good canteen
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Shobden or Carlisle for bacon butties...mmmmmmmmm........
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Old 19th Jul 2007, 10:57
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yep Cafe at Barton has been up and running for some time now , same people that ran it for LAC only difference is the clubhouse is now leased by RVR . All the old LAC peopel are still kicking about as is the flying school.
David G File a flight plan and a GAR get some lifejackets and fly across the sea to Andreas in the IOM , good experience and takes roughly an hour
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Old 19th Jul 2007, 12:12
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cheers for the replies, so far I've done Welshpool and Gloucestershire, but theres definately some good ideas to go at there so thanks!
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Old 19th Jul 2007, 18:10
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If you want summin a bit further Leicester I did it the oposite way round when training in a c152 as my sister lives in hulme which reminds me i need to go up soon
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 00:51
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Yep come over to sherburn, plenty of runways, so nearly always into wind and a nice cafe. I could meet you for a drink if the timings work-out. Pm me if you want any info about sherburn etc. Dom
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 02:13
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Caernarfon, on the NE coast of wales

Which chart are you using? Caernarfon is on the West Coast of Wales - or at least it was when I looked yesterday afternoon.
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 14:34
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Isn't the North East coast Offa's Dyke?
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Old 20th Jul 2007, 19:16
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Cark

Nice friendly field on the north side of Morecamb bay. Phone first as lots of meat bombing takes place there. Stunning scenery if you go north over the lakes.
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Doh!!!
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Old 29th Jul 2007, 13:58
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When I first got the idea of venturing out of the local area I drew half hour circles on my map; so how far you can get in 30, 60, 90 minutes and so on and then - depending on how much time I had available I could pick places that lay within that circle and give it a try.

Just an idea.
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Old 30th Jul 2007, 08:50
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Another vote for Tatenhill just for a weekend visit to Margaret's (well, ESFC's) cafe, but I have to admit to being biased.

Also with plenty of runways and a lovely cafe is Halfpenny Green, also known as Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green, formerly Wolverhampton Business Airport, yadda yadda. Very welcoming and a tenner landing fee.

Sleap - also a good selection of runways and again nice facilities. Stays open late (inc fuelling) on Thursdays I believe.

Hope this helps, enjoy your trip(s).
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