Southern England Flight 2016 - Photos 1

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Booker to Hurst Castle

The hired Cessna 172 parked outside the hangars at Booker airfield near High Wycombe.
The Cessna 172 which Berni flew, parked outside the hangars at Booker airfield near High Wycombe.
Shortly after take-off, Caversham Lakes, looking west, with Reading in the background.  The long straight section is used by the Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake.
Shortly after take-off, Caversham Lakes, looking west, with Reading in the background. The long straight section is used by the 
					Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake..
Farnborough Airport from above.
Farnborough Airport from above.
A sensational view on a fantastic clear day - looking west south-west, below us is Langstone Harbour.  Portsmouth and its harbour occupy the foreground, with the Solent on the left and the Isle of Wight at upper left, with Cowes visible at the right-hand end of the island.  Southampton Water stretches off to the right, and the Solent continues on towards Hurst Castle and Poole Bay in the distance.
A sensational view on a fantastic clear day - looking west south-west, below us is Langstone Harbour. Portsmouth and its harbour occupy the 
					foreground, with the Solent on the left and the Isle of Wight at upper left, with Cowes visible at the right-hand end of the island. Southampton 
					Water stretches off to the right, and the Solent continues on towards Hurst Castle and Poole Bay in the distance.
Portsmouth Harbour Naval Base, with an aircraft carrier in the inner harbour and various other grey-painted warships tied up.
Portsmouth Harbour Naval Base, with an aircraft carrier in the inner harbour and various other grey-painted warships tied up.
The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, with the old Haslar submarine base, now a marina, at the far left on the other, Gosport, side of the harbour entrance, and the old Camper & Nicholson marina, now just called Gosport Marina, to the right of the top of the Spinnaker Tower.
The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, with the old Haslar submarine base, now a marina, at the far left on the other, Gosport, side of the harbour 
					entrance, and the old Camper & Nicholson marina, now just called Gosport Marina, to the right of the top of the Spinnaker Tower.
Above Portsmouth, approaching the Isle of Wight.  Ryde Pier dead ahead.
Above Portsmouth, approaching the Isle of Wight. Ryde Pier dead ahead.
Looking back northwards over Portsmouth Harbour - fabulous visibility.
Looking back northwards over Portsmouth Harbour - fabulous visibility.
The River Medina and Cowes from the south.  Calshot Tower and Spit on the mainland beyond the Solent, with Southampton Water at the top left, and the River Hamble at top right.
The River Medina and Cowes from the south. Calshot Tower and Spit on the mainland beyond the Solent, with Southampton Water at the top left, and 
					the River Hamble at top right.
From above West Cowes looking north over the Solent.  Southampton is visible at the top left, with Fawley Oil Refinery left of centre, and Calshot Tower to the right.
From above West Cowes looking north over the Solent. Southampton is visible at the top left, with Fawley Oil Refinery left of centre, and Calshot 
					Tower to the right.
Newtown Creek on the north-west side of the IoW.  Yachts can enter at high tide, and it's a lovely quiet place to spend the night at anchor, but you have to wait until the next high tide to get out again.
Newtown Creek on the north-west side of the IoW. Yachts can enter at high tide, and it's a lovely quiet place to spend the night at anchor, 
					but you have to wait until the next high tide to get out again.
Looking west-north-west from above the Isle of Wight.  Yarmouth in the middle distance with Hurst Point and Bournemouth beyond.
Looking west-north-west from above the Isle of Wight. Yarmouth in the middle distance with Hurst Point and Bournemouth beyond.
Looking down on Yarmouth.
Looking down on Yarmouth.
Hurst Castle from above Yarmouth, IoW.  A large battery of guns was set up by Henry VIII in the low buildings to protect the western approaches to the Solent.  The fortress is slightly distorted by the curvature of the window.
Hurst Castle from above Yarmouth, IoW. A large battery of guns was set up by Henry VIII in the low buildings to protect the western approaches 
					to the Solent. The fortress is slightly distorted by the curvature of the window.

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