The Sugar Flight - a Blog!
|Posted on 6 July, 2015 at 5:55|
After an incredibly busy 2 months of school and business, I was finally able to get up in the air again! On the first day of school holidays my family and I woke up early and headed to Cowra where I am to spend the next 6 days. We arrived at the airport around 2pm, and at 3 I watched my mum, dad and 2 brothers take off in FYI – it was my youngest brothers first time up in a small plane and he was so excited! They flew whilst I patiently waited for Christian, my instructor, to finish with his other students. Then at 4.30, just as dad was landing, I was finally ready to taxi down the runway.
By the time we were up in the air, the sun was starting to set, making this my first ever evening flight – and the view was amazing. There was absolutely no wind, and it was a perfectly clear winter’s evening with an incredible sunset. I was also able to wear my new (pink!) aviator sunglasses that I got for my 14th birthday.
As I hadn’t flown for several months I was actually a bit nervous and just hoped that I hadn’t forgotten everything. While a couple of my landings needed work, it all started to come back to me and I got much better towards the end of the hour. Still, Christian only needed to touch the controls once (when I ballooned a little on landing) – the remaining 56 minutes were all me!!!
The sunset was stunning, and I loved the point of view from the sky. It felt amazing to be up there again, and I can’t wait to do it all over again tomorrow before starting my week long BAK course.
Categories: Flying lessons and circuits