I flew into Aberporth on Thursday and had a great welcome - it turned out that the operator on duty had been stationed at Eastern Radar at the same time as me! My landing was not one of my best, but he said they would only charge me for the first four bounces... They had halted the UAV flying for my arrival - this was the most worrying aspect for me prior to getting there, as I had to delay my departure from Jersey due to weather, but when I phoned up to tell them, they said they would make sure the UAV was on the ground well before my intended arrival. On departing on Saturday, the welcome was again excellent, and as a low-hours PPL it was super to have the Notams, TAFs and Metars obtained for me, calls made to Swansea to check activity, Cardiff to make sure they had my flight plan, and even a cuppa before departure - mind you, I should have refused it with a 2.6 hour flight in front of me, but that's another lesson learnt!
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