Last weekend I finally got around to taking a flying lesson that I was given for my birthday last year. It was actually Friday and I think everyone in the south of England was thinking about being outside. It was a very good day for the time of year: I think the next day set a new record high temperature.
I haven't flown for a while so was pretty excited. The flight took us south east over the Thames estuary. The visibility was great and the feeling of being back in the air was awesome. I have always thought flying was as close as you can get to a state of divinity.
It didn't take me long to remember my turning skills, the glider lessons really helped. In no time at all I was pushing further over, going for the 60° turn which is 2G. I was having way too much fun to take pictures unfortunately so these few are all I managed.
In such a small plane the turbulence was quite noticeable but meant I had to learn to let go of the controls and let the plane find it's way.
The school was really helpful at giving me all the information I need to understand what's next: the sky's the limit