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DC Airways World Rally 2012 Leg 2: Stornoway to Lerwick


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The second World Rally flight begins in the dawn light at Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, and is a mixture of NDB and VOR navigation following a North Easterly route terminating at Tingwall in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

The distance is about 234nm and flight time will be approximately one-hour and forty minutes. Here's the Plan-G Flight Plan (Thanks Tim):

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Sun coming up as we take off from Stornoway:

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Turning east at the first waypoint:

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Over the mainland of Scotland, turning at the second waypoint:

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Heading north from John-O-Groats, bound for the Inner Hebrides:

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This is Kirkwall, turning for the Outer Hebrides:

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After 70 miles of sea, we're at Sumburgh and heading north again:

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Lerwick in sight and gear going down:

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Long Final:

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And safely down at Tingwall, Lerwick.

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Hope you enjoyed this pleasant flight along the north coast of Bonnie Scotland!

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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Thanks for the kind comments - Legs 1 and 2 were quite straightforward and the posts are really just records of the flights. However, I think that Norm Hancock has got some more exciting stuff to come - we'll see...

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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Dai,

Great idea in Norm's route planning to keep terra firma beneath (also keeps the navaids near to hand) as much as possible, even with two engines. They're like hard drives, it's not a question of if they'll fail, but when. I think he does a great job of putting the flight plans/routes together.

Great shots...

John

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