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Finish that coffee – we're off! Leg 4 of MEBAR 2014 takes us from Glenforsa, on the Isle of Mull, to Baldoon, which is on the Scottish mainland, south of Wigtown. Getting inside Andrew's mind hasn't been easy, but a few hours with Tim's Plan-G resulted in the following flight plan: It's 09:30 and the sun is shining as we take off: Gaining altitude along the Sound of Mull (Bag-pipes? - Ed): A steep turn to the south west at Eilean Musdile: And we bag our second light-house of MEBAR 2014 at Dubh Artach: This is Rhuba a Mhail, the north
Welcome aboard for Leg 3 of MEBAR 2014. Today, we're flying from Stornoway on Lewis, south to Glenforsa on the Isle of Mull. “Simples”, I hear you say – well, not quite. Here's Tim's interpretation of Andrew's flight briefing: The ministry said sunny, but they got ot wrong – it's p*ss*ng down as we take off: The plan takes us westward, out to sea to Eilean Mor, where we turn back... … over south Lewis (or the Isle of Harris, as some maps say): This is Scalpay and we turn south west: Passing Weaver's Point: And head out to sea again to visit the Monarch Islands:
MEBAR 2014 Leg 2: Scatsta to Stornoway With this Leg, Andrew's briefing returns us to the Scottish mainland, where we head westwards toward the Outer Hebrides – here's the flight plan (Thanks, Tim): After taking off from runway 6, we return over Scatsta, to head SSW: Saying 'Goodbye' to the Shetlands as we pass Sumburgh Head: A half an we make landfall at North Ronaldsay: And that's Papa Westray (EGEP) ahead, where we'll make a Touch-and-Go: Descending over Westray (EGEW), joint holder of the shortest scheduled flight in the world (with guess who?!?): Long Final
MEBAR 2014 Leg 01: Well, better late than never! After 3 weeks of painting the house, I finally dragged the Old Girl (sorry, not you, Pam!) out of the hangar and cleared out the worst of the sheep droppings. Stuck some new letters on the fuselage, and we were ready. Tim kindly gave me the latest version of Plan-G and, 48 hours later, we had decoded Andrew's briefing and the flight plan was finished: As you can see from the flight plan, it's one of Andrew's masterpieces. Looks like we'll be visiting every rocky island between Inverness and the Shetlands. As always, there's method in his mad