A flying visit to Strathaven Airfield with my long-time flying buddy, architect Richard Murphy. Richard has designed a wacky new house for Colin, the airfield owner at Strathaven. The house sits right beside the runway and is currently being filmed by Channel 4 for the Grand Designs programme.
View from the back with the windsock beyond
Northern side, that looks across the airfield
My microlight in front of the main first floor living area and the sunset balcony
West facing living room and balcony on the first floor
First floor - the kitchen and snug
Richard climbs up for a look at the second floor "office" area
Looking from the second floor office down to the main living/dining area
Second floor and the office
Wacky circular ground floor guest bedrooms
Richard and client, Colin, talk business while Richard's plane, G-RIBA, looks on approvingly
Postscript: it's a huge runway, but with one tiny muddy patch. But like a fly attracted to a sh*te, Richard managed to land right into it!