Remarks: Does this look like much of an international airport to you? Probably not - however it was closer to being one than you may think. Nuthampstead airfield (ex RAF Nuthampstead) was one of the airports considered in the 1960's to become the third London airport. Ultimately it was rejected in favour of Stansted airport, approx 10 miles East of here. All that's left now is a quiet farm strip (which quite obviously lies on the site of one of the old runways) where we are approaching to land, and the Barkway VOR which is visible on the extended centreline.
Remarks: Doing a lap of the Isle of Wight at 800ft having flown down for the day from North Weald. At the moment we're on the West coast looking toward the Needles, after this we crossed the island and landed at Sandown for lunch.
Remarks: Final approach to RWY02 at North Weald in the last light of the day. We've made the most of the winter sunshine and had a day out in Kent, visiting the grass strips at Headcorn and Rochester. The worst bit is getting out in to the cold in a few minutes time to put the covers back on!