I fly from Elstree airfield, UK, with
Firecrest Aviation flying club. I learnt to fly with them,
and after gaining my PPL in 1999, continued renting Cessna 172s. I've
logged just over 100 hours, mostly on Cessna 150, with the last 30 logged
on Cessna 172. It's hard to go back to C-150 after getting used to the
comfort of C-172. Mind you, after C-150 everything is "comfortable".
So far I've been flying mostly in the Southeast of England, the longest
flight being the one to Cardiff.
last flight was on 13/1/2001 from Elstree to Filton near Bristol. It
was a beautiful day and uneventful flight. Filton hosts BAE and was
used as a test aerodrome for Concorde. Nowadays, Airbuses could be seen
there. The runway is huge, being twice as wide as Heathrow. Around the
aerodrome there is lovely scenery which includes Bristol Channel with
Old and New Severn Bridge, as well as distant views of the Welsh Mountains.