Failed trip to London
On Wednesday evening, May 21, 2008, I was on my way to Biggin Hill, London. My preferred plane for this trip, the Piper Archer PH-EAH, was not available. Near Koksijde I noticed that the alternator was not generating output anymore. After resetting the alternator, the ammeter indicated an overload, and the alternator switched off again. Since a retry after a minute or so did not solve the problem, I notified Oostende approach that I would return to Lelystad. I switched off all electronic components and the battery to save power for the last phase of the flight.
Ready to go
Electronic components switched off
Only fuel pressure, oil pressure and RPM
Oostende APP on the hand-held
About to cross the Westerschelde
Island Tiengemeten in the Haringvliet