Thursday, March 5, 2015

Man Flueeeey flu


I think I've lost count of the packets of tissues I've gone through this week,  the aches, pains, blocked ears & sleepless nights have been a bit tricky this week and thus far has me stuck on the ground doing ground school instead of in the air.
I am lucky to have Captain Roger Sprague here who is flying like a man possessed and doing a great job whilst I whimper in the classroom.
This week has carried on being busy in-between a few bad weather moments including a few very heavy isolated hail storms which passed through yesterday. (See the video below)

video


This week has been an adventurous one, also an up and down one in many ways.
I have a couple who have driven all of the way from the UK to spend 2 weeks here flying and unfortunately one of their parents has passed away yesterday so they will be heading back to the UK soon.
Lovely clear skies here with some cottonwool around
Our student Jason from the US is doing really well and we've had a set back with a  few bad weather days for him where he hasn't been able to do as much solo as we would have liked but he has caught up now and managed a flight to Poitiers and back solo yesterday.
Today is a gorgeous blue sky day and we are flying back to back flights with 3 students.
The weather is forecast is fabulous for the next week with even 18 degrees being forecast on Monday, so hopefully spring will have sprung soon, although we were greeted by -2 degrees on the morning doggie walk with Dobby today.

Dobby walks are a great start to the day




Monday, March 2, 2015

A pretty crazy month of February......


It didn't take too long to get back in the saddle of PPL teaching here in Limoges.
February has gone by super fast and between Roger & myself we have managed over 84 hours of flying. Not bad for winter month here in Europe.

We have had some great fun and adventures as well with our American and Russian students.
Lost in translation had nothing on us, we ended up having games of Charades to get some of the explanations over.
Both students have done incredibly well and are both at the stage of solo cross country and should be able to go for their flight test during the next few flight hours.
2 new students have joined us today, a couple from England, a husband and wife team who both want to get their pilot licenses.

Its the first time they have been to the area and have decided to come for 2 weeks and do as much as they can......
For the moment we are just hoping the weather will keep on keeping on and keep us up in the air each day.







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...