I really enjoyed the McRobertson ‘race’ we did last year from Mildenhall, UK to Melbourne, Australia, and the Christmas treks are a fun tradition around here. So, how about another, ahead of the 2020 Xmas trek?
The main issue with a UK air race is that the UK isn’t exactly large. Beautiful, stunning scenery ? Yes, but for a long distance trek? Straight line, from Wick airport up near North East tip of Scotland, down to Lands End in Cornwall, it is only 510mn. Just over 5 hours of flight time at a sedate 100 knots.
For this challenge, as it’s no nav aides pilotage, dead reckoning, and celestial only, fly whatever you like. If you think you can navigate to some of the smaller airports at FL36 at .8 mach, or downlow at 500’ AGL at 450 knots, knock yourself out!
I personally was going to try something old school, but I certainly don’t want to restrict anyone. Honestly this might be ideal for helos!