The days prior to the Jersey fly out learned us that bad weather was on it’s way to the region. We planned to take off on Thursday afternoon in Luxembourg. By the moment we arrived at our clubhouse in Luxembourg, we learned that two other planes had taken off earlier in the morning. Anyway, whilst we eventually could reach our destination in difficult (MVFR) weather conditions, the charts showed that a whole day of rain was on the program at Vannes on Friday. Not really an amusing outlook. What do we have to do ? I’m not IFR rated and not stubborn either, so we decided to change plans although we realized we had to disappoint our fellow pilots who headed to Vannes and Jersey. Sorry guys !
We took off early Thursday afternoon but did not fly to the west but to the south, to the sunny Mediterranean coast. The weather was fine all the way and we were able to climb out to FL 105, so that we could fly a direct path directly over the pre-Alps. Big fun and great scenery After 4 and an half hours, we landed in sunny Fayence (LFMF) with our C172.