Airads was flying a banner over the first Brighton marathon this morning. On the way there, I found I was the only pilot in the entire south of England on frequency with London information, the threat of volcanic dust, having convinced many pilots to stay on the ground.
However, dust is only a real threat to jet aircraft at high altitude and not piston engine aircraft at low level with dust filters fitted to their engines as standard.
Brighton was basking in warm sunshine and haze, a glorious day for its inaugural marathon race and below, thousands of runners could be seen on a winding circuit through the town
Our client on this occasion was based in the United States and had a personal message for one of the runners:
"GOOD LUCK BIG BIRD - I LOVE YOU!"
Hopefully 'Big Bird' was insprired by the message flying overhead!