Today (16th October) I went on my introductory flight at my local airport (EIWF). Todays flight was operated in a C172 (reg: EI-GRX). This aircraft is relatively new to the aero club and is often used for hour building flights. I hope to start my PPL next summer!
Anyways let’s talk about todays flight. The total flight time took 18 minutes and our route took us off the southerly runway in Waterford to get a splendid view of Tramore and the coast. We then made a turn east bound before overflowing Hook Head which is a famous lighthouse located in Co. Wexford. Then took a north turn over the estuary before making a turn over the city where we then commenced the approach into runway 21 in Waterford! Overall I really enjoyed the flight and has really upped my interest in becoming a pilot.
Here I will leave a few pictures below. Hope you enjoy!
EI-GRX in its beautiful black livery. I have to say I really like this livery!
Views of Passage East right before we made our turn westbound towards the city.
A nice shot of the beautiful controls on this C172!
Views of Waterford City (oldest city in Ireland believe it or not) before we turned finals for Runway 21.
Another look at the controls before we land.
On short final for a crosswind landing onto Runway 21!
Our route that we took today as displayed by Flight Radar 24!
Hope you enjoyed the few pictures I uploaded! This flight was a real dream come true for me and a memory that I will look back on down the road! ✈