Posted by andyreohorn on October 14, 2007 at 6:28 PM
Having not even been expecting to fly today, it was a great day out.
Absolutely horrible, murky and dismal below the inversion, beautiful
(as usual) out on top.
My turn to impress my fellow Mad Dog with my abysmal attempts at stall
turns, though managed some more acceptable loops, cubans and rolls and
some general larking about followed. Seeing the world from all sorts of
wierd angles is becoming far more normal now. The rate I mess up stall
turns it is a good job I am getting used to having the green 'up top'!
I think the new Farnborough LARS are also getting used to us on
their screens now, must have made an amusing radar trace and I dread to
think what they are able to see re their height readouts
Back down into the murk and a Sunday roast at Lydd, whilst Ridders
carried out some repairs on my headset, in order that he could hear my
screams after lunch as he painted pretty radar traces across the sky.
Hunger satisfied, we were soon airborne for the 12 minute journey to Headcorn......hmmmmm, well ok, it took an hour
I realised that there is a heaven, as my pilot for the journey
proved that he too can mess up big time doing stall turns. I was
absolutely delighted that I survived a good few aeros as a passenger
without feeling ill. Result!!!
Some circuit revision on short field done, we landed and made our
way to the pumps for fuel, before enjoying a well deserved cuppa and a
chat with the others.
After admiring the Pup that is now JB's steed, we took off and
rapidly arrived echelon right for a few photos, popped over to have a
closer look at echelon left and then decided it was not a good idea as
JB headed into the setting sun to try and keep it up and played with
power settings all the way back to base.
Love it when days work out like this - cheers Ridders