Since the dawn of time, the people of the British Isles have been a little different from Continental Europe. And today, in times of Brexit, it becomes even more clear.
But what does this mean for travel? According to the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, there will be no implications until October 2019 at least. Furthermore there are statements coming from the UK government to allow EU-like travel well into 2020.
Even if that isn’t going to happen, I bet that the UK government has some higher priorities than to change the rules which are in place for flying your own aircraft to or from the UK. So I will pack my personal identification card (german Personalausweis) and travailing passport, file a GAR and land at an uncontrolled airfield. As I do understand the purpose of the GAR, it provides a means for authorities to know when and where I plan to land and for them to possibly meet me there.
Who is the crew?
As usual Florian will fly the plane and Hugo will accompany him.
When do you go?
Departure in Celle-Arloh / Germany is planned for July 6th, 2019. The whole journey will take about two weeks.
Where do you stay?
First and foremost we plan to fly to smaller airfields where we have the possibility to setup our tent. But may we meet some nice people along the way and get invited for a night.
Where do you go?
Departure will be in Celle-Arloh / Germany (EDVC) once again. From there we go straight to the west for our first fuel stop in Middelburg/Zeeland / Netherlands (EHMZ). Our final stop for the first day will be Clacton-on-Seas / UK.
The next day we plan on making it north to the Newcastle area.
More stops are planned in Aberdeen, the Orkney Islands and the Hebrides. Going south again, we will follow Ireland’s west coast to Wales and down through Wessex to The Solent and the Ile of Wight.
Another highlight will be a visit in Alderney, the northernmost of the Channel Islands.
On our way back, we will see the Normandy Landing Beaches and continue south of Paris / France to the German Black Forest region and then back north and home.