The 2013 flying season has some difficulties this year to properly start with the bad weather still persisting even during the month of May. The flyout to Saint-Pierre d`Oléron (LFDP) with its 800Nm return was therefore very shaky due to the weather forecast but at 11am local time, the team on the LX-ATT took off and shortly afterwards all the other teams got ready for taxi.
You can imagine the surprise after not even 15 minutes of flight when the team in the LX-AVO (which left last) contacted the Strasbourg ATC and was asked if they really wanted to continue as the other LX machines were stranded in Verdun (LFGW) and Charleville-Mezières (LFQV) while N422M was returning back to base. Our response then was `we will call you back
`. We consulted each other, considered the clouds and decided to continue on our route at 2500ft for a while. The sky finally cleared and the slowest machine nearly made as first on destination. In the end we all had was a very smooth and enjoyable journey.
3 fantastic days on this beautiful island and many thanks again to Pierre and his wife for the great assistance and availability locally and to Bill for the usual perfect organization.
Enjoy the attached souvenir film of our trip:
Enjoy all the picture on Flickr with the following link:
Pictures of Aviasport Flyout to Oléron 2013