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Robbie Garrett last won the day on March 19 2012

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About Robbie Garrett

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    Flying, Aviation, Weather, Formula 1,& Football! (Oh and girls) so everything that moves basically :D

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  1. Shoreham Day trip

    After much planning on the previous venture and having failed to reach my destination due to snow showers, a quick re-plan and a fairly decent day of weather I took a friend flying to Shoreham to see what the fuss of a £35 landing fee was all about. Click here to see previous trip. After putting in enough fuel to make it to Southern Spain, but just enough for us to fly to Shoreham and no need to refuel on landing back in London. We had a quick warm up in the cafe. I fly down to Shoreham IFR routing east of the London City Zone, taking in some stunning views on this rather clear day. We route initially east of Gatwick before making tracks to our initial fix. (Unfortunately due to some problems with the Audio, there isn't any on some phases of the flight) It also misses out some very important aspects of the RNAV approach and how I undertake it from a IMCr holders point of view. I will likely cover this in a future video. It really was a fine day, apart from a weak trough passing shortly after I took this picture. We then paid the £35 landing fee. A quick check of the cakes provides for an interesting chat, which one do we choose? A quick bite to eat, with a coca-cola in a beer glass. This burger is delicious. Having re-done the weight calculations for burnt fuel, which we probably put back on in weight through eating till our hearts content. We decided to discuss why we think Shoreham's price is valid despite some maybe thinking it's not. It's a valuable point though, but what's your thoughts on the value for money? Here's the video departing Shoreham
  2. Just deteriorated here last hour. Glad to see Thameslink still running past me at normal speed.
  3. ^ I love a good old ' Thames streamer' 9/10 Snow in SE17
  4. Valid from Mon 26 Feb to Wed 28 Feb We are currently experiencing very high demand on our online services and potential interruptions to services cannot be ruled out. We are closely monitoring this situation and apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.
  5. M2 Moderate Location : The M2 eastbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Reason : Congestion. Status : Currently Active. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:15 and 14:30 on 27 February 2018. Delay : There are currently delays of 40 minutes against expected traffic. M2 Moderate Location : The M2 westbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Reason : Congestion. Status : Currently Active. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 13:30 and 13:45 on 27 February 2018. Delay : There are currently delays of 20 minutes
  6. Guys! Look where we was 1 month ago. Now look 100hrs from now
  7. Interestingly didn't the 2010 Nov/Dec event get completely wrong post 4 days? IIRC, it was all muddled till the events unfolded and lasted a month. I've seen hints of a Greenland high. Which in my eyes is much better than a Scandi high. Look at the angle of the jet if you completely block it to our NW vs NE. On a Scandi high we are far too west to stop a breakdown. But a longer spell with retrogression to Greenland.
  8. Jetstream is definately heading south. There's like 3-4 distinctive jet-streams though.
  9. Look at some of those runs, -15*C in London almost on one in FI. :O
  10. Quite good points, they've already issued a yellow warning for the SE corner late Monday afternoon, at a risk of high impact but very unlikely. At this stage the development of these shower bands and the exact locations and timing of these is very uncertain. It's not had a cold spell warning trigger yet.
  11. I am trying to re-collect a similar situation in April 2012. The low that came up from France and dumped 48 hours rainfall on the South. I think that was it?
  12. No forgetting fading light and temperatures. But in terms of snowfall, it might beat 2nd Feb 2009 for dumping snow? Either way as people have said, this is going to be a huge event.
  13. It's been a very long time since I model watched. But does the GFS still have a westerly bias? It's always defaulting to Zonal in fantasy island.