Monday, 19 September 2016

MOD St Athan to Filton via Cardiff Airport

I took the Just Flight Hurricane out for a spin, it's got great handling and is perfect for scenic flying and land and take off on a sixpence. I started at MOD St Athan near Cardiff in South Wales. Formerly a large RAF airbase, it is now only home to University of Wales Air Squadron and No 634 Volunteer Gliding Squadron. The airport scenery is provided by UK2000 VFR Airfields volume 1. The en-route scenery is provided by Orbx FTX Wales, which also provides a detailed Cardiff Airport EGFF.

Takeoff from MOD St Athan
MOD St Athan
Takeoff from St Athan (Runway 08 flying east). It is a very short hop to Cardiff airport, where we land on runway 12. Shortly after takeoff from runway 12, we can see a nice viaduct in Porthkerry Park next to the beach at Barry.

Cardiff Airport EGFF
Porthkerry Viaduct
I follow the coast to Cardiff and then Newport, then cross the Bristol Channel east toward Filton airport which is now visible. Filton scenery is provided by UK2000 VFR Airfields volume 1. On landing we can see the Concorde parked up, that was developed and built at Filton.

Cardiff City
Concorde at Filton

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