Friday, June 12, 2009

Up Up and away!

We decided to buy Tom a taster flying lesson for his birthday, tonight was the night! So after a very busy day we went to The North London Flying School at Panshanger airfield. There he had his first ever lesson in a two seater Cherokee airplane.
To start with he had a lesson with the pilot where he explained the theory behind flying and all about level horizons. Then it was out to the aircraft!

I did find the wearing of Hi Vis jackets a bit strange, what purpose did they serve??
Here he is installed in the driving seat, donning his earphones.
Chocs away!!
Landed back safely.

One man and his plane.


Raymonde said...

Did he enjoy it and is going to take more lessons? Happy Birthday Tom!!

LuLu said...

What a brill present. Agree with you about the need for high vis vests . . maybe its so birds can see you coming & don't crash into the plane!


Maureen said...

what a very cool gift!! great idea!! And I love your pictures...very creative and brilliant!

Wendy said...

My husband sooooo wants to do this, too! So fun that you thought to take photos of the whole thing, too....they will make some wonderful layouts!

Have a great day!

Debbielou said...

"Top Gun" eat your heart out !! xx