Be In the Moment

Christmas 2013 has come and gone! The lead up to this time of year is always huge and there’s no escaping it. In amongst the craziness Greg and I have kept moving toward our aviation goals. Greg is now cross country endorsed – a huge achievement – and I’m so proud of him. He’s also achieved his Level 2 engineer – LAME- qualification which is just fantastic. Go Greg!  I’ve done more solo time in the circuit and also my first area solo (just yesterday!) I’m very excited :) It must have been the beautiful new pilots watch Greg bought me for Christmas!  Its taken two years, 100 flying hours, everything in me and the whole JB team to get me to this point; in my flying journey.! A great way to wrap up 2013. It looks like aviation is going to be a big part of our lives for the foreseeable future.  I wonder where it will take us? One of the big lessons I’ve learnt this year is mindfulness; learning to be in the moment. In flying, you can’t be thinking about that messy bit of the last landing you did while your’e on upwind. You need to let go, move on and focus on where you are . It’s also true in life.:) 

So there we have it dear reader – we wish you a very Happy New Year and much safe flying :) :) See you next year…..

Kirsten and Greg xx



Finally….some good weather!

Calmer weather brought aircraft and owners out of the woodwork on the weekend. There were microlights and tail draggers and a Glasair. Its great to see both young and older people from all walks of life enjoying the sport side by side. There’s a real sense of camaraderie in the aviation community that is there just because we all share a passion for flying. It such a cool thing to do!

Friday afternoon was lovely for stoogin’ – very smooth. I managed to do another solo circuit – woohoo. I  hit a plateau that felt like a brick wall on Saturday though and couldn’t get my head ’round flying. After a teary meltdown, I came good on Sunday in time to enjoy a lovely hour of circuits. I just felt so comfortable; my head had caught up with what I was doing lol.

Apparently its quite normal to have plateaus after a learning climb; this is how we learn on our piloting journey and especially so at this stage of training. So its all good, I’m normal it seems and I can be taught how to fly! :) I’m looking forward to flying again next weekend :) Kirstenx