It has been over two months since I last flew solo. I’ve been busy studying and sitting (and passing!) my first four ATPL exams with Bristol Ground School. With module one out of the way, it was great to get back into the Cessna and go for a short scenic flight to get back into flying. I’ve included the ATC audio from this flight, including receiving a basic service from Scottish Information, who are area FISOs (Flight Information Service Officers) operating from Prestwick, Scotland.
On this flight I visited Montrose Basin on the east coast of Scotland, just south of Aberdeen. The Montrose basin is a tidal basin which is part of the enclosed estuary of the South Esk River, covering 750 hectares. It is home to 80,000 migratory birds including various types of wildfowl.
This Cessna 152, G-BXJM, belongs to ACS Flight Training at Perth Airport, Scotland, and is one of a fleet of fourteen aircraft available to either hire or train in. As part of the Private Pilot Licence syllabus, pilots are trained in how to deal with various emergencies such as engine failures and equipment failures and how to execute a forced landing.