A cold, wet day was followed by a colder, wetter night with king tides swelling the river to bursting point and wild winds lashing up the rain.
A new day dawned and just like that, we had become an island.
What we needed now was a boat, a crew…….and a ferryman
What would cause an intrepid, colourful crew of people to scurry around pushing and pulling aircraft to higher ground.in the rain on a cold, cold winter’s afternoon?
This slowwwww moving low pressure system turned the airstrip into a lake. Looks like flying movies are the go this weekend.
In case you’ve been wondering about my flying progress – here is where I’m up to. I think you would say I’m in advanced circuits moving towards solo. It feels like I’ve been flying circuits for so very long ……..and there’s a reason for that.
There’s one very small, very important part of the circuit called short final which I just haven’t quite mastered yet.. It has frustrated me to the point of tears to be stuck for so long at this point. But its all a part of the learning so you laugh and you cry at times!
I’m sure I’m not alone; in fact I know I’m not. Most student pilots seem to have sticking points in their training. What’s straight-forward for one person can feel like a brick wall to another.
So what to do? Well, you just keep going; you trust your instructors and you ride it through to the other side. It will come together. And I know that every time I fly,even though I may not master that particular skill, I learn something new
It’s no different to those times in your life when it feels like you just can’t move forward now matter how hard you try. You must push through. When the going gets tough, you hang in there. You cry on the shoulders of the people who love you (thanks babe x). You believe your breakthrough is coming and you know that this too, will pass.
Are you stuck on short final today too? Hang in there dear reader, it won’t always be like this and you aren’t alone.
So far, learning to fly has helped me to overcome fears and grow in confidence. It’s expanded my mind and taught me to believe in myself. It has smashed self imposed barriers and built up beautiful friendships.
To travel this road with the man I love has doubled the joy and the privilege. Its been quite the journey and I haven’t even soloed yet lol
One thing I know. I must fly. I have wings and I’m going to use them. So do you
HARS collection of lovingly restored, beautiful older aeroplanes was a joy. You feel so small walking close to these birds, all have a unique personality and a fascinating story to tell. Many of them have a distinguished military history. It’s a privilege to be able to walk up and touch them.