Four Nations Flying Tour 16 Oct 2015, 45 photos

On our way - a gorgeous morning

On our way - a gorgeous morning (1/45)

On our way - a gorgeous morning

On our way - a gorgeous morning (1/45)

Kim oversees refuelling at Sherburn, Yorkshire

Kim oversees refuelling at Sherburn, Yorkshire (2/45)

Kim oversees refuelling at Sherburn, Yorkshire

Kim oversees refuelling at Sherburn, Yorkshire (2/45)

Huge power stations send smoke up through the haze layer

Huge power stations send smoke up through the haze layer (3/45)

Huge power stations send smoke up through the haze layer

Huge power stations send smoke up through the haze layer (3/45)

Doing some trial flights at Titsey, near Gatwick, for Kim's son Stuart and his pals

Doing some trial flights at Titsey, near Gatwick, for Kim's son Stuart and his pals (4/45)

Doing some trial flights at Titsey, near Gatwick, for Kim's son Stuart and his pals

Doing some trial flights at Titsey, near Gatwick, for Kim's son Stuart and his pals (4/45)

Another trial flight into the wee private grass strip at Titsey

Another trial flight into the wee private grass strip at Titsey (5/45)

Another trial flight into the wee private grass strip at Titsey

Another trial flight into the wee private grass strip at Titsey (5/45)

Dawn at Headcorn in Kent - time to pack up the tent and get going to France

Dawn at Headcorn in Kent - time to pack up the tent and get going to France (6/45)

Dawn at Headcorn in Kent - time to pack up the tent and get going to France

Dawn at Headcorn in Kent - time to pack up the tent and get going to France (6/45)

Kent below us heading for the Channel - a little bit challenging for Kim doing her navigation - to put it mildly!

Kent below us heading for the Channel - a little bit challenging for Kim doing her navigation - to put it mildly! (7/45)

Kent below us heading for the Channel - a little bit challenging for Kim doing her navigation - to put it mildly!

Kent below us heading for the Channel - a little bit challenging for Kim doing her navigation - to put it mildly! (7/45)

View not much different in that direction

View not much different in that direction (8/45)

View not much different in that direction

View not much different in that direction (8/45)

Mid-Channel. What Channel?

Mid-Channel. What Channel? (9/45)

Mid-Channel. What Channel?

Mid-Channel. What Channel? (9/45)

Kim's perfect navigation prevails - Cap Gris Nez appears a mile beneath us

Kim's perfect navigation prevails - Cap Gris Nez appears a mile beneath us (10/45)

Kim's perfect navigation prevails - Cap Gris Nez appears a mile beneath us

Kim's perfect navigation prevails - Cap Gris Nez appears a mile beneath us (10/45)

Ready to depart Abbeville after a fine French lunch and the mist had lifted

Ready to depart Abbeville after a fine French lunch and the mist had lifted (11/45)

Ready to depart Abbeville after a fine French lunch and the mist had lifted

Ready to depart Abbeville after a fine French lunch and the mist had lifted (11/45)

The Seine appears in the haze below as we head south-west

The Seine appears in the haze below as we head south-west (12/45)

The Seine appears in the haze below as we head south-west

The Seine appears in the haze below as we head south-west (12/45)

Final approach into L'Aigle St Michel in Normandy

Final approach into L'Aigle St Michel in Normandy (13/45)

Final approach into L'Aigle St Michel in Normandy

Final approach into L'Aigle St Michel in Normandy (13/45)

Taxying in

Taxying in (14/45)

Taxying in

Taxying in (14/45)

Kim at L'Aigle with the trike tied down for the night

Kim at L'Aigle with the trike tied down for the night (15/45)

Kim at L'Aigle with the trike tied down for the night

Kim at L'Aigle with the trike tied down for the night (15/45)

Me at L'Aigle

Me at L'Aigle (16/45)

Me at L'Aigle

Me at L'Aigle (16/45)

This will be a little upgrade from the tent last night

This will be a little upgrade from the tent last night (17/45)

This will be a little upgrade from the tent last night

This will be a little upgrade from the tent last night (17/45)

Heading north after the morning mist had lifted and the mighty Seine again

Heading north after the morning mist had lifted and the mighty Seine again (18/45)

Heading north after the morning mist had lifted and the mighty Seine again

Heading north after the morning mist had lifted and the mighty Seine again (18/45)

Base leg for the spectacular seaside, but hilltop, airfield at Eu Mers

Base leg for the spectacular seaside, but hilltop, airfield at Eu Mers (19/45)

Base leg for the spectacular seaside, but hilltop, airfield at Eu Mers

Base leg for the spectacular seaside, but hilltop, airfield at Eu Mers (19/45)

Messing about at the deserted Eu Mers airfield on the north coast

Messing about at the deserted Eu Mers airfield on the north coast (20/45)

Messing about at the deserted Eu Mers airfield on the north coast

Messing about at the deserted Eu Mers airfield on the north coast (20/45)

Funny moment of the tour as I collapse laughing as Kim tries and tries and tries and tries to battle her chart into her kneeboard before we can get going

Funny moment of the tour as I collapse laughing as Kim tries and tries and tries and tries to battle her chart into her kneeboard before we can get going (21/45)

Funny moment of the tour as I collapse laughing as Kim tries and tries and tries and tries to battle her chart into her kneeboard before we can get going

Funny moment of the tour as I collapse laughing as Kim tries and tries and tries and tries to battle her chart into her kneeboard before we can get going (21/45)

Map finally sorted and ready to depart gorgeous sunny Eu Mers

Map finally sorted and ready to depart gorgeous sunny Eu Mers (22/45)

Map finally sorted and ready to depart gorgeous sunny Eu Mers

Map finally sorted and ready to depart gorgeous sunny Eu Mers (22/45)

Yet another amazing strip of French concrete

Yet another amazing strip of French concrete (23/45)

Yet another amazing strip of French concrete

Yet another amazing strip of French concrete (23/45)

Kim and the trike arrive to a sunny evening at St Omer

Kim and the trike arrive to a sunny evening at St Omer (24/45)

Kim and the trike arrive to a sunny evening at St Omer

Kim and the trike arrive to a sunny evening at St Omer (24/45)

A wonderful meal in town and rainy night in the tent later, Kim and the trike are dwarfed by the massive German wartime hangar but ready to fly back to England

A wonderful meal in town and rainy night in the tent later, Kim and the trike are dwarfed by the massive German wartime hangar but ready to fly back to England (25/45)

A wonderful meal in town and rainy night in the tent later, Kim and the trike are dwarfed by the massive German wartime hangar but ready to fly back to England

A wonderful meal in town and rainy night in the tent later, Kim and the trike are dwarfed by the massive German wartime hangar but ready to fly back to England (25/45)

The Channel again at Flight Level 60. Er, what Channel?

The Channel again at Flight Level 60. Er, what Channel? (26/45)

The Channel again at Flight Level 60. Er, what Channel?

The Channel again at Flight Level 60. Er, what Channel? (26/45)

Right on cue though, one mile over the White Cliffs of Dover

Right on cue though, one mile over the White Cliffs of Dover (27/45)

Right on cue though, one mile over the White Cliffs of Dover

Right on cue though, one mile over the White Cliffs of Dover (27/45)

After flogging north east into a stiff headwind, we arrive at Beccles, Norfolk, beside Princess Anne's heliciopter as she attends a nearby function

After flogging north east into a stiff headwind, we arrive at Beccles, Norfolk, beside Princess Anne's heliciopter as she attends a nearby function (28/45)

After flogging north east into a stiff headwind, we arrive at Beccles, Norfolk, beside Princess Anne's heliciopter as she attends a nearby function

After flogging north east into a stiff headwind, we arrive at Beccles, Norfolk, beside Princess Anne's heliciopter as she attends a nearby function (28/45)

Following the weather again, to Wales now, after a quick lunch stop at Wolverhampton

Following the weather again, to Wales now, after a quick lunch stop at Wolverhampton (29/45)

Following the weather again, to Wales now, after a quick lunch stop at Wolverhampton

Following the weather again, to Wales now, after a quick lunch stop at Wolverhampton (29/45)

Heading for Snodonia

Heading for Snodonia (30/45)

Heading for Snodonia

Heading for Snodonia (30/45)

Awesome north-west Wales

Awesome north-west Wales (31/45)

Awesome north-west Wales

Awesome north-west Wales (31/45)

Snowdonia scenery

Snowdonia scenery (32/45)

Snowdonia scenery

Snowdonia scenery (32/45)

Snowdon itself, just 12 weeks after we stood on top of it on a very different holiday

Snowdon itself, just 12 weeks after we stood on top of it on a very different holiday (33/45)

Snowdon itself, just 12 weeks after we stood on top of it on a very different holiday

Snowdon itself, just 12 weeks after we stood on top of it on a very different holiday (33/45)

View south, approaching Caernarfon

View south, approaching Caernarfon (34/45)

View south, approaching Caernarfon

View south, approaching Caernarfon (34/45)

Incredible scene from the base leg into Caernarfon

Incredible scene from the base leg into Caernarfon (35/45)

Incredible scene from the base leg into Caernarfon

Incredible scene from the base leg into Caernarfon (35/45)

Kim chats up another helicopter!

Kim chats up another helicopter! (36/45)

Kim chats up another helicopter!

Kim chats up another helicopter! (36/45)

Colourful Wales Air Ambulance poised for action beside us

Colourful Wales Air Ambulance poised for action beside us (37/45)

Colourful Wales Air Ambulance poised for action beside us

Colourful Wales Air Ambulance poised for action beside us (37/45)

Taxying for fuel using Kim-power!

Taxying for fuel using Kim-power! (38/45)

Taxying for fuel using Kim-power!

Taxying for fuel using Kim-power! (38/45)

I oversee refuelling while Kim distantly loses herself in more helicopters

I oversee refuelling while Kim distantly loses herself in more helicopters (39/45)

I oversee refuelling while Kim distantly loses herself in more helicopters

I oversee refuelling while Kim distantly loses herself in more helicopters (39/45)

Passing Snowdon again, on route to the Lakes

Passing Snowdon again, on route to the Lakes (40/45)

Passing Snowdon again, on route to the Lakes

Passing Snowdon again, on route to the Lakes (40/45)

Liverpool docks

Liverpool docks (41/45)

Liverpool docks

Liverpool docks (41/45)

Arrival at Cark on Morecambe Bay and Kim makes arrangements for the evening with our fiends Sarah and Dan who have just moved to the Lake District

Arrival at Cark on Morecambe Bay and Kim makes arrangements for the evening with our fiends Sarah and Dan who have just moved to the Lake District (42/45)

Arrival at Cark on Morecambe Bay and Kim makes arrangements for the evening with our fiends Sarah and Dan who have just moved to the Lake District

Arrival at Cark on Morecambe Bay and Kim makes arrangements for the evening with our fiends Sarah and Dan who have just moved to the Lake District (42/45)

The million quid jump plane at Cark parachute club.

The million quid jump plane at Cark parachute club. (43/45)

The million quid jump plane at Cark parachute club.

The million quid jump plane at Cark parachute club. (43/45)

After a fab evening with friends, we pass by the northwestern Lakes on the way home

After a fab evening with friends, we pass by the northwestern Lakes on the way home (44/45)

After a fab evening with friends, we pass by the northwestern Lakes on the way home

After a fab evening with friends, we pass by the northwestern Lakes on the way home (44/45)

The Four Nations

The Four Nations (45/45)

The Four Nations

The Four Nations (45/45)