2022 – What’s in store for us all?

Well here we all are, already half way through the first month of the New Year and still restricted as to what we can do and where we can go in the pursuit of our hobby / interests within Aviation.

If we thought last year was a bit of a letdown I can only hope that this year sees an end to the pandemic that has plagued the World for the last two years. We all need to be able to get back to normal (whatever that is/was) and be able to spread our wings further and wider than we have.

Personally I have not made any plans to leave the U.K. this year due to the uncertainty around the World in regard to the pandemic; each Country / Continent seem to have their own rules and guidelines as to what you can and can’t do and what vaccines you need to enter that country or continent.

Providing there are no further “lockdowns” I will be venturing to Museums around the U.K. with the notable exception of Scotland which still seems to be in a sad state of flux and to what the Scots and visitors to Scotland can and can’t do, first on my list is is the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum at Sunderland (formerly called NEAM – North East Air Museum)  

Even at this late stage in the proceedings there is also doubt in aviation enthusiasts minds as to whether the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford will actually take place this coming July. I have my ticket that has been rolled over from 2020 but I’m not hedging my bets on the event actually taking place.

I think it best to err on the side of caution and take it One Day At A Time (ODAAT) so my hope is that one day sooner rather than later as and when the Scottish administration relax their rules & regulations I can get to RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland to see the P-8A Poseidon’s based there – one day.

Happy New Year to you all and my very best wishes.