Trips / London

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Trip to London
October 24/27, 2007
24 October 2007; From Lelystad to Biggin Hill 26 October 2007; From Biggin Hill to Manstan 27 October 2007; From Manston to Lelystand EHLE; Lelystad EGKB; Biggin Hill EGMH; Manston
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From Lelystad to Biggin Hill

On Wednesday October 24, 2007 Veleda, Maurits and Rene departed Lelystad for a trip to London. After landing at Biggin Hill, we took a taxi to Bromley South railway station. From there we went by train to Victoria station. When we passed the Battersea Power Station I told Maurits that the landmark was made (more) famous when it appeared on Pink Floyd's Animals album.

Departing Lelystad
Departing Lelystad
Rotterdam Willemsbrug
Rotterdam Willemsbrug
White cliffs of Dover
White cliffs of Dover
Over Kent
Over Kent
Veleda and Maurits at Biggin Hill
Veleda and Maurits at Biggin Hill
Biggin Hill tower
Biggin Hill tower



Sight seeing in London

After we checked-in in our hotel near Hyde park we made a quick tour through the city. On Thursday Rene had business to do, and Veleda and Maurits made a long walk through the streets of London. In the afternoon Veleda and Maurits also visited the Natural History Museum. In the evening we met with Andreas and Monika, and we had a nice diner at a Japanese restaurant.

On Westminster bridge
On Westminster bridge
Near the tower of London
Near the tower of London



From Biggin Hill to Manston

On Friday morning we went to Biggin Hill with the intention to fly back to Lelystad. The Metar showed low clouds, haze and visibility of 2,500 meters, but the TAF forecasted an improvement later on. After visibility had improved we departed in the direction of Dover. We had to fly around some low clouds, but when we reached the coast near Dover the visibility was too poor to cross the Strait of Dover. We diverted to Manston to continue the next day.

Maurits and Veleda at Biggin Hill
Maurits and Veleda at Biggin Hill
On the apron at Biggin Hill
On the apron at Biggin Hill
Along the coast to Manston
Along the coast to Manston
After landing RWY 10 Manston
After landing RWY 10 Manston
Manston reporting office
Manston reporting office
At the reporting office
At the reporting office



From Manston to Lelystad

On Saturday morning we departed from Manston to Lelystad. There were still low clouds, but the visibility at low altitude was sufficient to cross the English channel. We took the short route across the water between Dover and Calais, where we crossed the coastline near the Dover Patrol Memorial at Cap Blanc nez.

Maurits and Veleda
Maurits and Veleda
Taxi to B2 for RWY 28 departure
Taxi to B2 for RWY 28 departure
Crossing the strait of Dover
Crossing the strait of Dover
Dover Patrol Memorial at Blanc-Nez
Dover Patrol Memorial at Blanc-Nez
Oostende
Oostende
Oosterschelde dam
Oosterschelde dam
Final RWY 23 Lelystad
Final RWY 23 Lelystad
Maurits and Rene
Maurits and Rene

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