Got an email today from our very friendly Senior Air Traffic Controller (SATCO) – Les Smallwood. He had taken the trouble to get back to my initial request about first test flight. Although its a way off its worth starting to plan ahead.
Les has kindly said he would ‘.. put the Fire Crash crews on standby for the event’ ! nice to know 😉
He also suggested that I could do a close circuit … which seems eminently sensible. Fort those who don’t know Jersey its 27/09 runways have circuits that are predominantly over the sea with large cliff edges.
I said that I would probably start with a series of long hops .. getting up to around 4 feet high to check balance and basic control. Then, return to threshold (or engineering if any problems) before going for a lift off and circuit.