I'm glad to say that both medicals were renewed - failing would have meant leaving the aeroplane there. The first flight of the new two-year validity period was a very pleasant, very smooth late evening trip back to Wiltshire.
My direct track took me through Brize and Lyneham. As I flew over Brize I spotted the Vulcan on the ground. I understand that it has had a recent two-hour test flight, although obviously it didn't get signed off by the CAA in time to display at Goodwood on Thursday.
A few miles away from the strip a farmer was handily having a bonfire, it gave me a hundred yard long windsock although there wasn't really any wind to speak of. On short final the rabbits scattered, leaving a nice smooth runway, and a great end to a great late evening flight.