S-BX you are cleared direct to Arlanda tower

After a busy three days I felt that it was time for something that would help me relax, so upon returning home, I booked a plane and called my friend Christian to ask if he wanted to come along. As he gladly accepted, we decided that he would pick me up and together we would head out to Sundbro.

  At the field we went to pull out and PFI SE-KUZ, only to find out that no one had connected the heater and hence she  refused to start.  Slightly annoyed over this fact, we remained in the club house until SE-IBX parked outside. Talked to the pilot and found out that the person who had booked the plane had to do something else and so the aircraft was ours.

Quickly verified that the aircraft was “fit for flight” and started up without any problems heading out to runway 21, became airborne quickly and turned towards Uppsala-Näs.  From there, we continued down towards Vassunda where I requested to enter the Arlanda control zone to do the normal “Tour de Sigtuna” making sure to avoid the active R areas over Kungsängen.

 After just one lap this time (time to come up with another destination!?) I called up the tower and asked if there was any chance that we could go via Arlanda on the way back and to my surprise the response was “S-BX proceed direct to Arlanda tower!” When we were almost over the field the next request was “S-BX please orbit Arlanda tower due traffic” giving us a chance to enjoy a birds eye view of the nations largest airport with planes preparing for departure to Bangkok, Istanbul and other destinations around the world. After we were clear of the traffic course was set to Vassunda again and the 
cheery controller wished us a good remainder of the weekend.

 We headed up towards Sundbro again, this time over the city where I climbed to 1,500ft before reducing to idle power for a power-off landing on runway 21. After landing, we parked the aircraft and prepared it for a cold night and headed home after a nice 35 min in the air.

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