Back at the yoke

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

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