In spite of the near certainty that it would be a non-flying day, nine members made their way to the club good and early, including three instructors and four enthusiastic ab intio trainees. All trial lessons were cancelled, but that did not mean an end to training activity.
I started the day by delivering a lecture on Lookout, the Scan Cycle and Collision Avoidance and as a result was able to sign off the appropriate empty boxes on several members' training cards. Then it was time to fire up the simulator, with trial lesson instructor Steve Lewis introducing Chris Jones's teenage son Max to the 'basics' of our sport.
|Despite the weather, three generations of Mr Sagar's family enjoyed their 'boys' day out' at Brentor.|
|Instructor Bob Pirie gives Shreyas (aged 11) a lesson on the simulator, |
while Arjun in grey hoodie and Shravan in striped top (both aged 9)
provide advice based on their own attempts.
|How many members does it take to tame a toilet? |
Here (left to right) John Rogers, Adrian Pike and Jorg Beasley
grapple with the set of fitting instructions.
|Out on the airfield removing old winch cables.|