That'd be me taxiing the aircraft then!
Wilksee amazed me by giving me some instruction and letting me taxi the plane to the runway, what a buzz!
He wanted me to do the take off too, but he's probably a bit more practiced so I insisted he got us airbourne!
Up and away!
Then more surprises, "You have control" said wilksee, I flew the whole circuit!
Me flying the C42.
Wilksee in his natural habitat.
Do I look like I know what I'm doing?
All too soon it was time to come down. I let Wilksee handle the getting down part!
I switched on my Cycle app for the hop. Route here:
Started: 1 Aug 2010 09:55:13Ride Time: 29:31
Stopped Time: 0:00
Distance: 13.56 miles
Average: 27.57 miles/h
Fastest Speed: 49.72 miles/h
Climb: 1909 feet
We had to crack on now, so said our goodbyes to Wilksee and the good folk at Hadair.
A massively enjoyable morning there, if ever you're in the Midlands and fancy a trip, look them up and tell Wilksee I sent you, I might get another freebie!
Me and Ski pedalled back via Churchill and Belbroughton where we stumbled upon this:
A more English scene you couldn't wish for, me and Ski both love our Cricket so we stopped for a drink break to take in a few overs. The game was Belbroughton v Alvechurch with a couple of very good young Cricketers on show. It's good to see clubs investing in their future.
All to soon it was time to tackle the last stage. The hills. Ski very graciously offered to let me crack on, but that's not how we do things so I waited for him at the top of every climb.
A final downhill to home and we were done. A brilliant morning!