Saturday, 9 March 2013

Chox Away!

One of the presents Niels received for his birthday last year was a flight in a light aircraft where, he could, after instruction, take partial control of the plane.  After months of deliberation he finally took to the air in a tiny little plane and entrusted his life to a school boy, who, we were told was the pilot. I wondered if he'd taken the day off school?  It was a blustery cold day over on the east coast, Niels flew, with instruction from the school boy pilot along the coast and back again, bumping along in the strong breeze, taking in the view and learning, he later told me, that planes take longer to turn than a car, and go up and down and side to side quite a lot.  He thoroughly enjoyed himself and said (finances permitting) he could happily learn to fly and take to the skies. A big Thank You to the lovely  friends who gave him the opportunity to glimpse into that world that for the most part seems so far removed from our reality.

9 comments:

Noelle the dreamer said...

Hubby says: Been there, done that and there is nothing like it in the world! Happy Birthday Niels!

ADRIAN said...

Looks an excellent day out. I wish that i could afford a helicopter to wiz me up mountains for dawn shots.

Linda said...

The instructor does indeed look on the young side! Do you know Tash's blog at Palos Verdes Daily Photo? Her teenage son is a keen pilot.

http://palosverdesdailyphoto.blogspot.co.uk/

annie hoff said...

Thank You Linda, what a lucky mum having a teenage son to fly her around!

Mac n' Janet said...

How exciting, scary, but exciting.

frayedattheedge said...

What a fabulous present - I will have to drop hints for my birthday!! (although I am quite sure any such hints will be ignored!!)

rachel said...

What larks! And that certificate is delightful!

christinelaennec said...

I love the certificate! It wouldn't be my idea of a present, but what a thoughtful gift and obviously just perfect for Neils.

Biljana Milojkovic said...

Niels, Better you than me.. I'll keep skiing and sailing.....

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