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Submitted by: Mark Templeman
Just had a wondeful two-week holiday in Jersey, with around 8 hours logged flying Jersey Aero Club's extremely tidy aircraft. Being an overseas member means I needed to complete a 45 hour check - 1st try the Wx had deteriorated from engine start to the take-off roll, with another instructor in the circuit reporting that the cloud was at 500' over Corbiere Lighthouse - got o 300' and straight into IMC! An interesting circuit. After completeing the check flight the following day, including the mandatory Alderney check, was able to hire the club Archer 3's (2xGNS430's, STEC-55 Autopilot etc...) and had several enjoyable flights over France/Guernsey/Alderney.

The club also has the exclusive use of a DHC-1 Chipmunk (on permanent lease from Air Atlantique) and having previously completed my tailwheel conversion, I also did my 45 hour check flight in that to keep current.

Apart from often having to hang around holding at various VRP's waiting for the big boys to lant or depart, flying in Jersey is an extremely enjoyable experience. The ATCO's are all extremely professional and accomodating. The club facilities have to be one of the best in the UK with excellent flight planning and met access via extremely fast broadband PC's in the ops room. The club's Aviator lounge has an excellent bar and restaurant facilities with cheap tea/coffee/beer and food - and a superb sun terrace overlooking the threshold for rwy 27.

Dual and solo hire rates are very competetive, especially considering the high standard of their fleet of PA28's. They also have a much reduced 'standby' rate (with conditions) if you are happy to take a chance on availability. All the club staff and instructors are friendly and you always made to feel most welcome.

If you ever find yourself in Jersey, give them a visit. And I would recommend the Normandy Landing Beaches and Mt St Michelle as overhead destinations as an excuse to go flying.

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