|Ever the Opto-MIST – Leith Whittington’s Dart 17R waiting for the sun to do its work...|
|Wagon’s Roll! Thirty minutes later and everyone’s off to the launch point.|
Which, as if by silent magic as the first patch of blue appeared in the sky, was what happened. With time to spare before his first Introductory Flight booking, and keen to regain his back-seat currency at Brentor, the Two Rogers, Appleboom and Green, took K-13 HXP to the skies for some experimental filming using Roger A's new headcam (which he uses for motorcycle instructing).
|Roger-your-Roger: Roger Green pilots whilst Roger Appleboom experiments with his copper coloured headcam.|
|Sarah Joiner, a Independent Financial Advisor colleague of Jerry Wellington, flew with Roger Appleboom - and, yes, her hair was that colour BEFORE she arrived at the airfield!|
|Connor Crawford with IFP Roger Appleboom.|
|Gillian Crawford also flew with Roger.|
The list of trainees included Paula 'Itchin' for the K-8' Howarth, Karon 'Gettin' my currency back' Matten, Dave 'I'm on telly tonight' Downton, Kit 'Cable breaker (sim)' Smith, new member Steve Fletcher and Theatre Royal marketing manager Ed Borlase. At which point a special vote of thanks must be made to the winch and retrieve crew who, in less than ideal conditions, valiantly recovered two simulated cable breaks from well over the north boundary (and well out of earshot!) Sometimes these things just have to be done at a certain stage in training.
|Paula Howarth above the clouds in the aerial playground.|