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    Jan212012

    Nice Nice!

    Back flying again after the Christmas and New Year quiet period and we flew into Nice from Madrid Torrejon.  It was good to get back in the air again and as pilot flying I was quite happy with taking off from a huge runway.  I was also looking forward to landing at Nice but as we got closer the weather was not as we expected.  The wind had picked up and was coming off the hills and it was very turbulent on approach, especially when flying at 3000 feet over the sea on the run in.  With warnings of severe turbulence and wind shear on approach we cautiously made our approach for runway 04 past the Cap Antibes.  It WAS bumpy! After fighting the controls all the way down it was a relief to finally touchdown!  I looked back at the passenger to ensure they were okay but he had slept through the whole thing!  So, we packed up the aircraft and went to the hotel - its looks like we will have 2 nights here so there will be time to enjoy ourselves!

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