Adventures on Planet Earth

Solo

Gliding circuit

First solo flight recap:

  1. Winch ground run and take-off. Keep wings level. Hang on for dear life.

  2. Ascent. Realise my aileron rudder-control needs more practice. Crosswind isn’t helping. Try fewer control inputs.

  3. Cable release. Hear the characteristic back-release knock and give a sigh of relief. Fiddle with the trim control ...

Winch, this is Control, come in.

Aston Down airfield United Kingdom

I spent this morning out in the damp cold working on the family car. Summer seemed a long time ago and I reminisced about a particularly good few days at Aston Down.

This is a picture through the windscreen of an old double-decker bus parked on the runway - the air control ...