Got up early (I'm getting better at this) to take advantage of the low wind. Was overcast for the whole flight of 1 hour 40 minutes, in fact it felt colder towards the end of the flight.
Took a cheeky transit of Wolverhampton airport while no one was about, with a half dozen blind calls to ensure safety. Took this one directly over the tower at 1000 feet :
Nice to be airborne when most are fiddling with breakfast or getting ready to go out to work. General view just after 7.
Flew over to the river Severn which is a bit of a favourite flying area of mine :
Flew around the outskirts of Kidderminster and noticed some small lakes that were covered in green algae or other plant growth, presumably exacerbated by all this warm weather :
To the East of Kidderminster I saw this collection of geometrically laid out trees :
Continuing on I flew over some of the route of a new water pipeline between the river Severn and Frankley reservoir, which is pretty much finished now :
On the way back to the field I flew close to one of the Clent Hills, a really nice place to go for a bit of walking :
Once I had landed and packed away I visited Wolverhampton airport and on my way out there was a National Grid helicopter just taking off, so these two are for Simon :
Another cracking early morning flight, it's great.