Monday, 25 August 2014
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
A Birthday present to a Special Lady.
Chasing the Thermals at the Peterborough and Spalding Gliding Club.
|Did't realise I had to sit a 2 hour exam. on Convection Currents and Weather Forecasting|
One of the towing machines
|Thirsty work this towing; £20 fuel cost for each Tow!|
|The Pilot and her assistant manoeuvring the plane for my Tow to the Heavens.|
|Size 14 Madame?|
|Parachute training was very thorough and slightly disconcerting.|
|Bit of a shock to find out that the Parachute training included an ACTUAL JUMP!!|
|''Get yer leg over Missus''|
|A somewhat tight Squeeze!|
|In at last. Now I know what Sardines feel like.|
|Can't see a Steering Wheel anywhere?|
Note the expensive Aviator Shades---you have to look the part!
Nearly there. It's getting very exciting
Ready to fly
|Just about airborne|
|Up Up and away!|
Now where is that drinks trolley
I could murder a G and T
|Got a good thermal here at 2000 feet|
|Now we are showing off|
Where is that little brown bag?
|A little Royal wave to the spectators as we land after 30 minutes|
|Walking the Glider back. Feeling very pleased with myself!|
|Now a Certificated Adventurer|
What a thrill.