Monday, July 2, 2012

The weeks are winging by.....

I just realised its the 1st July.
William Barriga on the way to Biarritz
According to my log book I am at the cusp of my first 100 hours of teaching time. Where did that go ?
Looking back over the passed 7 weeks, I have had my first student go solo, 2 re-validation passes for students who's licenses lapsed long ago and our first PPL pass. Quite a 7 weeks.
It doesn't stop there, I had William travel all the way from Japan to fly with me last week to do 15 hours of cross country flying, we went everywhere, it was amazing. Biarritz ,  La Rochelle, Bergerac and many more stop offs.
Biarritz
I have been lucky enough to have some lovely flying with regular students who live in the area as well and am grateful to them for some lovely trips, one in particular with Gwen up to Sables D'oleronne with an amazing approach over the sea in to the airport followed by a gorgeous lunch on the port.
This week should be nothing different either as the week ahead should bring another first solo and 2 new students starting their flying with us and as it really feels as though summer is here I am sure there will be no shortage of trips out.


Quick stop of for Pilot and Plane refuel at Bergerac

The Atlantic Coast

Miles of beaches in south West France

The Bordeaux vinyards

Grapes as far as the eye can see

Holding for 737 at Biarritz


Quick stop off for lunch and some rays

William got to see so much of France in just 3 days


David Roseblade practicing his navigation skills

Aerial photos in the Limousin


Ile De Re'

Ile De Re'

St Pierre D'Oleron

Ile De Re'

La Rochelle

Les Sables D'Olonne

La Rochelle

New Captain Tim Macbeth with examiner Mike Grierson

F-QH our favourite Robin Dr400

Il De Re'
On another note we will be holding the Sue Virr fly in at the aeroclub du Limousin on the 25th August with all friends, family, former students and basically anyone who was lucky enough to know Sue being invited. We will be having a BBQ at the club and hoping to enjoy some flying as well as raise a glass or 2 to our favourite Aviatrix without whom non of this would have been possible. I will be mailing a poster with details of the fly in shortly.......

Up and away again..... heading North, a long day and then home.....

At Starbucks in Beirut, thinking about where I'd like us to go away holiday this year The phone rings..... "Can we leave to...