Caernarfon Day Trip Fly Out
17th April 2016. There was a short delay to our Sunday morning departure due to a collapsed undercarriage incident on the runway at Wellesbourne, but we were soon on our way to Caernarfon. Nine Take Flight aircraft made the trip and we were joined by Instructor Peter Douet in his Auster at our destination. Caernarfon is a friendly airport located in the heart of Snowdonia with a great cafe and museum. The aerodrome is home to the Wales Air Ambulance and Bristow HM Coastguard. An intermittent stuck PTT switch on one aircraft lead to some amusing banter on the ground at the airport cafe. Some crews chose to visit the town centre, site seeing, others took a stroll on the beach with an ice cream. The day-trip is ideal for students, new PPLs and experienced pilots alike. The flight took in amazing views of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales and England at 3560 feet; some pilots chose to fly around the mountain and some up the Welsh coast to view the Menai suspension bridge to Anglesey.