Today up at 6.00 am. It was a lovely cold morning and no fog. So there would be no problems with the roads and the planes. Drove to Birmingham, arrived at 7.15, plenty of time for check in. First problem, plane delayed until 9.30, technical problems.
Boarded the Dash 8 Flybe plane, and it left at 9.30. As we approached Edinburgh the captain told us there was fog, and that he had especially loaded extra fuel for the eventuality. How come, it was a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky? Yes we could see the bank of fog over Edinburgh. We spent the next 90 minutes circling a spot south of Edinburgh. We must have done twenty plus circuits, and then off to Preswick as Glasgow was also fogged in. Landed at 1.00. Caught the coach to Edinburgh, arrived at that airport at 2.30 (Very foggy), and then on into town where there was no fog.
Of course as I walked up the street I could see other aircraft doing the landing circuit. Rosemary checked and said most flights had been diverted, except those from Heathrow. I must assume from this that the cheapo airlines either can’t afford ILS, or their crew are not trained for it. Now the winter is here I maybe should consider using BA from Heathrow.
What was galling though, was Jon Marshall made it on the 6.30 Flybe flight.