Thursday, August 23, 2012

Remembering

This weekend we are taking some time to remember our flying friend Sue Virr.




Thanks to Sue I am a pilot, and so are many many other across France in the UK. She had her flying school Nearly Heaven at Limoges airport for 6 years teaching English speaking students from all over the world, including me.


Her flair for flying and infectious ability to get the best out of a student is something that has always stayed with me. Since she passed away nearly a year ago after a sudden illness I have had the pleasure of meeting more and more of her former students and flying with them, so many lovely stories have come through meeting these guys.
This weekend we are having a bbq for the friends, former students and pilots in the area, in the same Sue style, we'll have a relaxed afternoon at the flying club on Saturday afternoon, Sue's own instructor Phil Matthews is coming over from the UK to visit with us and it will be good to see everyone.
We would love to invite anyone who would like to come to visit this Saturday afternoon and enjoy a glass of something with us and get to know some of the other members of the flying community in the area here, all of which has come about thanks to Sue Virr and her determination to be able to fly here.





To Sue we thank you for bringing us all together and we will continue to try to keep the flying family growing here.





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...