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United Kingdom “Blighty”

A Discover-Europe Series Achievement

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign country in north-western Europe, off the north-­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands within the British Isles. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south, and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The total area of the United Kingdom is 93,628 square miles, with an estimated population of around 67 million.

Settlement occurred in waves beginning about 30,000 years ago. By the end of the region’s prehistoric period, the population is thought to have belonged, in the main, to a culture termed Insular Celtic, comprising Brittonic Britain and Gaelic Ireland. In 1707, the Kingdom of Great Britain was formed.

The folklore, characters, and personifications include Robin Hood, King Arthur, Beowulf, and others. An interesting read is the ghost story “Legend of Mistletoe Bough” surrounding the mansions and stately homes of the region.

Flight Route

  1. London Heathrow to Exeter EGLL to EGTE (137 nm)
  2. Exeter to Land’s End EGTE to EGHC (128 nm)
  3. Land’s End to Cardiff EGHC to EGFF (125 nm)
  4. Cardiff to Haverfordwest EGFF to EGFE (130 nm)
  5. Haverfordwest to Cork EGFE to EICK (143 nm)
  6. Cork to Coonagh EICK to EICN (138 nm)
  7. Coonagh to Ireland West EICN to EIKN (135 nm)
  8. Ireland West to Castlerock EIKN to EGGM (126 nm)
  9. Castlerock to Isle of Man EGGM to EGNS (126 nm)
  10. Isle of Man to North Wales Gliding Club EGNS to EGMW (137 nm)
  11. North Wales Gliding Club to Topcliffe EGMW to EGXZ (121 nm)
  12. Topcliffe to Kirkbride EGXZ to EGWI (133 nm)

Flight route to next achievement (optional):

  1. Kirkbride to Edinburgh EGWI to EGPH (135 nm)


  • Simulator: Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Aircraft: Small GA Single/Taildragger

In order to get credit for our flights, please adhere to the below rules

  • Register for the event (teamspeak @
  • Fly during sponsored events or with two or more pilots online.
  • Up to four flight legs a week across all DTP achievements.
  • Real Weather / Real Time / Real Charts / No Slewing / No Time Compression.
  • Any aircraft and form of navigation allowed.
  • If unable to complete a flight, land and save the flight.

As always, meet up with us on TeamSpeak ( for more event details.