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Submitted by: Liam Sandie
Flew into Jersey (EGJJ) on 06/09/2012 for the last stop of our trip where we took in Le Touquet, La Rochelle and also Jersey. We were in G-ROLY a C172 based at Netherthorpe (EGNF). This was my first time SVFR, and they even had the inner class D in case I needed an ILS however all this week was glorious CAVOK conditions. We headed north over Mont Saint Michel and soon turned left towards the island. We were given clearance to enter the zone SVFR not above 2000ft and follow the coast to the south generally heading for right base for runway 09. All very simple and easy. Upon landing we taxied to the aeroclubs grass parking where I phoned for fuel. This was one while we were away from the aircraft. There are trolleys for your bags and cases. It was initially a little difficult to communicate with the aeroclub lady all I got was a blank expression but the day after she was much better. Maybe she was stressed. She called us a taxi but a very helpful instructor called Brian offered us a lift to The Club Hotel and Spa. Thank you Brian! One night on the island and then back via taxi which cost us 20 euro from St Helier. Our taxi was prepared to accept euro for this one but officially they are not taken. No duty free (which is shame) as this is in the terminal a few hundred yards away. The cash machine is also in the terminal. The aeroclub was open earlier with it being friday and we got some lunch and sat out on the lovely eating area overlooking the airfield. Not much hot food available though for some reason, only soup. There was an instructor on hand for any advice you needed along with a computer logged on to the internet. Cannot wait to return and even take in the other channel islands too. Fuel was £1.55 per litre Club fee of £10 Landing fee of £12 up to 1.5 tonnes Liam Sandie
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