Video: Diversion aversion

Dodging a moderate rain shower when you’re flying is usually no big deal. ┬áBut when the shower is parked right on your route, and there’s restricted airspace to your left, right and below you, and controlled airspace above you, things can get a little tricky. ┬áThis was the scenario faced during my return flight from Gloucestershire to Biggin Hill.

Video: WW2 forts tour

I have been curious for some time, about several mysterious landmarks in the Thames Estuary, that feature on my Southern England aeronautical chart.  It turns out they are a network of former World War Two, Army and Navy sea forts.