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MEBAR 2014 Leg 2: Scatsta (EGPM) to Stornoway (EGPO)


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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):

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After taking off from runway 6, we return over Scatsta, to head SSW:

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Saying 'Goodbye' to the Shetlands as we pass Sumburgh Head:

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A half an we make landfall at North Ronaldsay:

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And that's Papa Westray (EGEP) ahead, where we'll make a Touch-and-Go:

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Descending over Westray (EGEW), joint holder of the shortest scheduled flight in the world (with guess who?!?):

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Long Final at EGEP:

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A quick T&G:

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On westwards to the turn at Noup Head:

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Here's the Brough (fort in the Gaelic) of Birsay:

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Passing Graemsay – over the Low Hoy:

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This is Ward Hill, the highest point on Hoy:

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Turning at Cantick Head, the most northerly tip of the Scottish mainland:

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Turning north (WT*?) at Dunnets Head – chasing silkies:

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And we bag out very first lighthouse at Sule Skerry:

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Back to Cape Wrath, looking extremely serene, for once:

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Another sharp turn north westwards at Stoer Head:

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And we reach the Buttt of Lewis and turn south, again:

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That's Stornoway ahead:

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Plenty of choice at EGPO – wind is 73 deg, so...

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… we'll plump for 07 after this Base Leg:

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Long Final:

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And we're down:

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So, another MEBAR leg under our belt. Hope you enjoyed the flight despite the default! Join me again, soon.

Cheers – Dai. :cool:

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