Date: 6/11/2007

Time: 14:40 - 16:50

Aircraft: Ikarus C42 - G-CDHR

Finchampstead/Vic's House

G-CDHR 061107

I decide to fly up to Finchampstead, as this is about as close as I can get to home without overflying built-up areas. Vic (the boss) lives there so I choose to use his house and fields as a target point.

Visibility isn't wonderful but OK on the outbound route. I have to slip between the Odiham and Aldermaston zones. The fields are also smaller and fewer which means less emergency landing opportunities, which makes it a little more uncomfortable. Passing north of Bramley and south of Risely I get to Finchampstead, but miss it and overshoot - when I realise it is wrong I head back in the direction I think it should be and then find it. A bit of an orbit around Vic's mansion, and I'm back off home again.

Viz on the way home is horrible as I'm flying into the Sun through the haze, but get back OK. Practice a few steep banked turns near Hannington and then back home to Popham.

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