Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Still here...........Still flying.......

That'll be me the author of the blog...

A little bit of a catch up is needed as I realized this week that I had been stunningly slack at keep up my journal on the blog.
I am still here, still flying and still teaching and still loving it.
Unfortunately today I loving it a little bit less as its -4 degrees and snowing, but thats what the PPL theory course was made for.
I am teaching my current student Glenn, Meteorology and hopefully he will pass his exam later today.
Since I last wrote there have been some terrific students passing through and some really interesting characters. To top this off there have been some lovely successes, with renewal tests passed and new pilots now in the skies.
Personally having got to my first year of being an instructor and being unrestricted has been a brilliant experience. Many different challenges and lots of laughs along with some good flying. I have passed my 600 hours flying mark and hope to hit the magic 1000 in the summer.
I have been having a serious think about doing some further flight training towards the end of the year to get my Multi-Engine rating and if I can manage it do my Instrument rating too. (I write that and suddenly wonder at my sanity to go and do more studying......)
As per usual I have been busy with my camera whilst on some of the flights and I will post some pictures below and even include a few pictures of the pilots who have passed by Limoges in recent months.......  

LFBL - Limoges airport from left hand d/wind 21
My new co-pilot Joe the Cocker

Jonathan came over from the UK and completed his first solo
Tim Clark - now Capt. Clark after passing his PPL

The atlantic coast - always a favorite

with a clear sky here you can just see for miles

Someone parked a big Ryan Air on runway 21


La Rochelle

The Limousin

Ile De Re

Ile De Re

Jonathan's first solo

A quick fill up and off flying again

Lisa's first solo and then she went on to pass her PPL

St Pierre D'Oleron

My favorite Pilot Gwen......

Kate Passed her renewal after not flying for 5 years......

Limoges airport

Trevor passes his renewal after 4 years out of flying

A pretty big week of flying with some centreline hopscotch.....

Hours flown this month(FEB): 33 Landings: 8 Countries visited: 5  Continents visited: 3  Quick iron of the shirt and in th...