Remarks: 1944 Tiger Moth which originally served with a Czech squadron and is now named "Spirit of Pashley" after the English aviation pioneer, Cecil Pashley MBE who trained vast amounts of pilots in both World Wars and also founded the South Coast Flying Club. One of Pashley's more famous students was the engineer F G Miles who founded Miles Aircraft and produced such notable machines such as the Magister basic trainer and the Mohawk commissioned, as it was, from none other than Charles Lindburgh. It was an unforgettable experience to have taken control of this piece of history during my 30 minute flight in as perfect weather as could be hoped for.
Remarks: Aborted landing, runway 28: with a length of 1080 m (3543 ft), the runway at London City sees its fair share of "go-arounds" with G-LCYJ, seen here, returning and landing safely some ten minutes later despite continued strong crosswinds.
Remarks: The work underway in the foreground is to accommodate a 100% increase in ramp size in readiness for the projected freight operations expansion while, on the operational ramp and reading right to left are: N418MC, LX-GCV, N765SA and LX-UCV
Remarks: The south side of Findel offers good views along most of the runway although step ladders are needed for photography. Google Earth locator for this point: Lat. 49°37'56.24"N, Long. 6°14'4.01"E (see first in series ... Click Here).