Dodging a moderate rain shower when you’re flying is usually no big deal. But 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. This was the scenario faced during my return flight from Gloucestershire to Biggin Hill.
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.