A3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3529 times:
Instead of the usual jet reports, I decided to go with a helicopter
About the trip
I decided to fly in my private heli to Liverpool. I was taking a few mates so needed the room
I picked a bad day to fly, with the weather in LPL
Weather: Real World
BLK: winds calm, few clouds
LPL: strong winds!, rain
OK......As I arrived at my Heli, the engines were already started for me by the pilot before. We opened all the doors and everyone got on.
We were all loaded and the doors were shut. We began our air taxi to Rwy28.
I was cleared for takeoff, and so off we went.
We stayed close to the sea for a bit.
As we got near LPL the weather turned bad We were flying VFR, but when I asked LPL for landing instructions, I was told that the airport was currently IFR! So, I opened up a flight plan to Liverpool and we were back in business
As we got closer to the airport, the wind got really bad
Yey! Were out of the clouds
Because of the very strong wind, I did not hover long and I didn't air taxi to my parking!
As I left the runway, I was told to hold my position as the Ryanair going to Dublin taxied past
I parked up and shut down the engines while everyone got off.
I haven't painted my private heli yet, so I just used this one.
That's my first helicopter trip report
Hope you liked it
Any questions or comments welcome
"They have lady pilots......... they're not that good, but they have 'em"