Last week I reached another Birthday. The missus told me I'd have to wait till today for my pressie which meant she'd booked something...For the past few days I've thought it was either a flash car on hire for the day, a trip to a race circuit, a flying lesson or a scuba trip to blue planet and the sharks.
I was going to go to the NW meet but she wouldn't tell me what time I had to be back and suggested I be home from 12:30. So that knocked the NW meet on the head. By 1:30 I was getting impatient and she told me we were going out at 3pm !!!! I could have made the meet afterall!
So as we left she gave me my ticket for a flying lesson. I've done it before and as a qualified avionics engineer I'm pretty O'fay with aircraft. However I must admit I was bricking it.
I had hoped to do a fly by of the NW meet but 1. it was too late, and 2. the instructor reckoned the weather was better towards Chester. So off we went, Out of Liverpool, over to Chester,Wrexham and few manouveres over Wrexham area before passing Beeston Castle, Oulton Park where a meet had just finished and some drifting was taking place before a controlled crash back at Liverpool. My first real landing and boy was I nervous!
I did take me camera but the visibiliy wasn't great and the low wing blocked some of the sights but here goes:
Sorry to the NW peeps for missing another meet..I did have an excuse this time..Honest!