This is going to be a big post with quite a lot of pictures, might split it up into more than one.
So anyways, took G-BEHV up for a spin on sunday afternoon. Cessna F-172N. Location is Perth Aerodrome, Scotland. Flight time was approximately 75 minutes from 15:03 on a local flight. There were 3 onboard and I took the co-pilot seat and flew for about half of the air time. Conditions were great, sunny with scattered showers, temp 24c.
Perth (Scone) General Aviation Airport. Control tower.
Preflight checks, (i.e is there enough beer and do the ashtrays need emptied)
The flight "Captain" (that's not me). I took the farside controls.
In the skies
Pretty low level zooming over one of the resevoirs (Loch Turret).
We spent quite a lot of the time with scenery above us....
Looking straight down during a banked turn
Avoiding rainclouds (or trying to, we hit a few)
Rejoining the circuit. Looking to Perth. 2 fixed wing and one ultralight in circuit.
Overhead join. Deadside run.
We are coming in on the right hand runway (21R), looping all the way around in descent.
Aeronautical flight map, showing (roughly) our route.
Flying in the triangle between Perth/Killin/Pitlochry. We made a close pass of Ben Chronzie (931m), flew low over the resevoirs and dams of Loch Turret and Loch Lednock. Buzzed up and down a lot of the valleys in the area. Flew part of Loch Tay and over Tay Forest park. Passed over the Aberfeldy windfarm, then back to base. Tally ho.
Some other pictures taken from the back of the plane. In the first one thats me in the right side seat at the controls.
More to come....