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Leg 2: Bourges to Clermont-Ferrand/Auvergne

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(Originally posted 11/23/13)

 

Leg 2

Depart: Bourges (LFLD)

Arrive: Clermont-Ferrand/Auvergne (LFLC)

Aircraft: Beechcraft Baron B58 (Carenado) *

 

Flight Plan: LFLD CFA LFLC

Distance: 85 nm

 

Scenery: Default

 

Our second leg is even shorter than the first, but we can't let our guard down: our destination, Clermont-Ferrand, lies in a valley to the east of the Chaîne des Puys, a chain of steep volcanic hills that dominates the landscape. Since the winds are coming out of the north-east, we'll have to negotiate an approach from the west, directly over the hills, and descend into the valley.

 

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Undaunted, we take off into the cold wind in our trusty Baron.

 

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Clouds and rain are the forecast for the day; our view of the countryside will be, for the most part, obscured during our flight south.

 

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Every now and again we catch sight of the Auvergne region below.

 

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As we begin our descent, the ground comes up to meet us. Hopefully there aren't any sudden rises lurking in the low-lying clouds!

 

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The clouds part just in time and I turn on to final approach with the runway unobscured. A gentle touchdown and we've safely arrived in Clermont-Ferrand. Leg two in the books!

 

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Next leg: Clermont-Ferrand/Auvergne (LFLC) to Toulouse-Blagnac (LFBO)

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