I was supposed to be flying to Gatwick commercially today with a certain unhappy low-cost airline but as the country is currently gripped in the worst cold snap in 100 years my trip has been cancelled. This means that I am thrilled devasted to find that I’m stuck in sunny Spain with a free day.

Yeah, it’s heartbreaking. I think I just lost all my English readers.

I have a whole set of bookmarks for watching airfield webcams. Funny, it seems that it’s somewhat quiet on the runways at most of the UK airfields. But as I am resigned to not flying anyway, I have to admit that some of the views today are just beautiful. Just linking the webcams doesn’t show you what I saw (and you have a high chance of seeing nothing but black sky at the Scottish airfields at this time of year!) so I’ve taken a set of screenshots to share with you. Simply click on any image to get to the live webcam page for each site.

White Waltham

White Waltham

Aboyne Airfield

Aboyne Airfield

Wellesbourne Airfield

Wellesbourne Airfield


Fife Airport

Fife Airport

Shoreham Airport

Shoreham Airport

Bembridge Airport

Bembridge Airport

Glenforsa

Glenforsa

Cambridge Gliding Club

Cambridge Gliding Club

Gloucestershire Airport

Gloucestershire Airport

Oxford Airport

Oxford Airport

Great wintery scenes: I think the CAA should make it mandatory for every airfield to have a webcam! I started to look to see if I could find any more but it’s already dark in Scotland and looking at black webcams isn’t quite so much fun.

Enough airport hopping. I guess I’ll just have to move away from the computer and look out the window instead. The view from here is very similar to this webcam, set up a few miles up the coast.

Malaga

It’s a tough life, but somebody’s got to do it. ;)