Fixed Wing Fun – A Day In A Plane

Posted on by 5WC in Aviation
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Aviation has obviously played a major part in my life, but as I’m sure you will have guessed, aviation in my eyes is lighter than air, and apart from a single passenger flight in a “Lightship” 15 years ago, unpowered and of the hot air variety.

Recently, however, an old childhood friend got in touch through the wonders f modern social media. He’d just moved back to the area, suggested we meet up for a catch up and instead of the usual “let’s meet in the pub” offered up the idea that we swap air time. A qualified fixed wing pilot, his idea was simple – a flight in a plane for a flight in a balloon with a bit of chatter thrown in for good measure. Seemed like a fair deal to me. Read more