This was an unplanned extra day of flying to bring the airplane to its final home in Sabadell.
Lessons of the day:
- Girona airport is not as expensive as one might expect. Still call ahead though...
- Stay sharp on the use of ICAO flight plan forms.
LEGE - LELL (Sabadell, Spain)
I arrived back at Girona airport the next day around 3pm to move the plane to Sabadell. The Iberia handling guy acted a little put out by my surprise arrival (I didn't call ahead) at first but quickly got chatty and friendly when I was nice to him and he brought me to the airport ops office.
The fees were not too expensive (about 35€) and the staff was very friendly. They had me file a VFR flight plan and I was on my way fairly quickly to Sabadell.
|Filing a flight plan via the somewhat archaic computer system at Girona|
It was a straightforward VFR flight. I landed and asked around to figure out who to speak with about long term parking. A nice fellow working for the adjuntament directed me over to he airport ops office on the other side of the airport. Since it was a long walk, he kindly lent me a bicycle.
The airport ops staff quickly realized the woman I need to speak with leaves at 3 so they gave me her number to call her the next day to sort things out. I biked back, secured the plane, and called a local friend to come meet me for coffee.
I had finally arrived.
|N97NM parked on the ramp at LELL|