After a short stop at Old Buckenham aerodrome in Norfolk, it was time to return India Zulu back to Biggin Hill. This was a very straightforward flight, using radio navigation to guide me back home.
I’d chosen not to use this radio navigation route on my flight from Biggin Hill to Old Buckenham, because I wanted to avoid a fly-past of Battle of Britain aircraft that was routing through this track. This had all passed through by the time I returned home, and so I tuned into the CLN, LAM, MAY and BIG VOR beacons to make the journey back very straight forward.
The Biggin Hill controller offered me a left base join onto runway 21, which cut a couple from track miles of the arrival. The current ‘normal’ arrival procedure is to join the circuit from the dead side, crossing the runway mid-point, then turning downwind. The left base join is more direct, and is sometimes available if traffic conditions permit.
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Video: PA28 flight from Old Buckenham to Biggin Hill