Phase one – The build up
This year we decided to head to the Scottish islands, hopefully a lot of them 💡
Not sure quite how many we’ll manage to get to yet. We’re planning to spend some time at Scapa Flow and make it up to the lighthouse north of Unst.
Travel along the northern coastline and then tip toe round the western isles and back down the western coastline.
Phase two – The preparation
Having decided on the destination its time to start planning the details.
We are due to head from Leicester to Carlisle on Friday 21st May at 09:00 and that’s as much as I know at the minute….
So here’s the kit list:
Spare spark plug
Spare batteries (or charger) for hand-held equipment
Any other spares particular to their own aircraft likely to ground them.
Any tools particular to their own aircraft likely to ground them (like oleo pumping-up adapter).
Pooleys & VFR flight guide
High visibility jacket
PLB (for those with them, they should bring it).
CofA/Permit incl C of V
Radio & Transponder Licence
Comfortable air mattress
Utensils, cooking, eating
Whiskey and glasses
usuals – undies, trousers, tops
Money and cards
Foil survival blanket
First aid kit, including bandages, scissors, painkillers, plasters, antiseptic cream, antihistamine pills/cream
Food supply (we chose to take corned beef and sugary sweets)
Water purification tablets
Phase three – The execution
To be continued….