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Old 8th Jan 2010, 07:29
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Anyone managed to fly over Scotland lately??

Looks like I missed all the fun last night on the original thread as I slept soundly..........being a bit of a softy I have responded to a PM request to remove the thread before it caused any more embarrasment to a certain forumite........I guess his happiest day so far in aviation turned a wee bit sour after his posting on here last night........Those old and wise around this forum let their thoughts be known about his actions and I am sure he will have learnt a lesson.....I guess its all part of growing up......................................anyway lets now get back to the original thread.........who is managing to fly over Scotland in this weather???? Photo's would be nice to see
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Old 8th Jan 2010, 08:17
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Prestwick yesterday

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...n/IMG_0160.jpg

Overhead Maybole, looking East

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...n/IMG_0157.jpg

And don't forget this before you go

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/ga_srg_...L03October.pdf

Enjoy
 
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Haven't been up much recently at all. Managed to get in two consecutive mornings over East Lothian however the weekend before Christmas. Was lovely, real winter wonderland stuff. Had a bit of bother getting started at first (cold engine, flat battery, wing covers frozen like cardboard) but was well worth it. Didn't get any pics unfortunately, was by myself the first day; the next day my passenger forgot the camera. D'oh

Was hoping to get up this weekend but will need to see how the forecast shapes up. Viz rather poor thru here this morning.

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Old 8th Jan 2010, 10:37
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After his post last night I wish RJ all the best.......... we all make mistakes in life ( I am an expert at that!! ) so no one should hold that against you, providing we learn from those mistakes that's all that matters....good luck and lets hope soon you can consolidate on your first solo flight......please come back and let the world know!

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Old 8th Jan 2010, 11:21
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Actaully thats a point when are you going to get strapped in and get solo again Fisbangwallop. I bet all your collegues can't wait for the usual RT confusion when game keeper turns poacher.
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Old 8th Jan 2010, 12:45
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Mad Jock....
can't wait for the usual RT confusion when game keeper turns poacher.
......what you really mean to say is I guess I will end up talking to my self?? OK then whats knew?? As for going solo no way untill I can start wearing shorts again....to dam cold here at the moment but then again what would you know about cold at the moment?? Throw us another Camel this one's taken the hump!!
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Old 8th Jan 2010, 13:48
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Nah best time of year to learn or it used to be when I did this instructing lark full time.

Nice crisp air. Engine performs like a good un, no thermal turb, no f'cking gliders or microlights getting in the way.

Shorts are good in theory but you just end up with freezing legs where the air comes in around your ankles
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Old 8th Jan 2010, 17:10
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The original thread had the Fife webcam linked which gave me the idea to go and look for more UK airfields. I didn't do them all (some of them were a bit boring ) but it was fun going through and seeing the different views.

Jersey and Heathrow were offline and I couldn't find any other Scottish cams.

Anyway, thought you lot might like the results.

Fear of Landing

* Sylvia *
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Old 8th Jan 2010, 17:27
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Sylvia......thanks for the link.......with regard your island wish list should you ever stop off at Prestwick in your attempt to do the Scottish west coast drop me a PM and I will ensure you get a visit round our new ATC centre close to the airfield...
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Old 8th Jan 2010, 22:45
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Going off topic a bit.

Some other Scottish weather web cams cover;
Portmoak
Cumbernauld
Strathaven
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Old 9th Jan 2010, 00:11
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fisbangwollop: I have been to Prestwick once: I was en route to Mull and the weather closed in. Everyone was terribly helpful and there was a US military plane waiting for a part to be flown in. My son got a tour and thought it was "much nicer" than our PA32. *sigh*

We stayed the night and made it to Glenforsa the next morning. I'd love to see ATC so I'll plan it in next time! I've not had the time/money to do many of the islands yet but I'm hoping to make some progress this summer.

quilmes: Added to my bookmarks, thanks! Now I just need the sun to rise so I can see!
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Old 9th Jan 2010, 08:54
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Don't forget these webcams either

Tayside Aviation Live Webcam Scotland UK

netcam page

Fife (Glenrothes) and Mull (Glenforsa) respectively
 
Old 9th Jan 2010, 09:12
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From the East coast:
Dundee

Edinburgh

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Old 9th Jan 2010, 11:09
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Scotland...one of most beautiful places on earth....
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Overhead Prestwick ..... (image courtesy of Dundee University/NEODAAS)

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Shorts are good in theory but you just end up with freezing legs where the air comes in around your ankles
... or water
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Southbound from Wick to Inverness last Sunday
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Old 11th Jan 2010, 23:00
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You know, with photos like that, my view is starting to look a bit plain.
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Someone managed to.

Scotland's Winter Wonderland (STV, Monday 18 Jan).
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Old 20th Jan 2010, 20:54
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PDG Twin Squirrel......
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Old 8th Apr 2011, 16:25
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Something reminded me of this thread and I decided to do a Spring collection around the UK:

Fear of Landing Nothing is so Beautiful as Spring

But I sure would love to see some more aerial photographs if you up there this weekend!
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