The Anonymous Widower

Liverpool to Gdansk

I’ve flown out of a lot of the UK’s bigger airports in my own aircraft like Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Cardiff, Bristol and Liverpool, several times. But compared to say Edinburgh, where I flew many times, my single visit to Liverpool doesn’t rate high up the number scale.

But it was a memorable trip for one big reason; the weather.

I’d been to collect my eldest son and fly him back to Suffolk. The terminal was then small and you can just see it in this picture I took as my flight left for Gdansk.

The Leaving Of Liverpool

The Leaving Of Liverpool

Then it was a small red and grey steel prefabrication. Now the terminal is many times bigger.

The weather on this trip was good, as the picture shows.

But on that day, we had to wait two or three hours to get a gap in the weather so we could take off.

When we did leave, we had tremendous thunder and lightning and it was a fight to keep the plane straight and level.

But we eventually made it back to Ipswich Airport, which now has been lost to developers and their concrete.  Mainly because Ipswich’s geriatric Labour council at the time seemed to believe that private flying was all about rich mens’ toys. Despite the fact that the airport housed one of the biggest parachute training schools in the south of England.

I sometimes think that my life would be very different if Ipswich Airport hadn’t been closed.

The flight to Gdansk from Liverpool was uneventful, even if the Wizzair A320 was rather hot.  But I made it off the plane with no problem.

April 26, 2014 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] only ever flown Wizz Air once and that was from Liverpool to Gdansk, where I had a memorable couple of days, before taking the train home to […]

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