05 May 2008

Flying Again

Another interesting month has passed. I hope I'm not neglecting my blog too much...

Back in the air

April saw me return to the air briefly as Dad has continued his flying and now re-learning his formation skills. I was able to go up with an old friend of his from the 'real' Schofields days.


The end of April finally had me back in the Pilot seat and resuming my training after a 6 month absence. I've been lucky enough to restart with my original instructor at Aerospace Aviation and so far it has been a matter of getting used to everything all over again. Last weekend's lesson in particular was tricky due to the weather throwing some crosswinds my way. Not exactly the weather you need when you're a noob all over again...

Bathurst

A few of us cruised out to Bathurst on the Anzac Day long weekend as we had been promising ourselves we would 'conquer the mountain' for a few years. The weather had fined up for us so we made a go of it, but of course, on our first lap of the Mt Panorama circuit, the rain came down. Still, we made the most of it with photos and video footage capturing our moments!

We'll go back again... Though we learnt a valuable lesson. Don't go on the last day of a long weekend! It took us about 2 hours to get to the track, but nearly 4.5 hours to get home! 2 of those sitting in horrendous holiday traffic whilst Michael nearly ran out of fuel. When the traffic finally cleared we were at a loss to explain where on earth it all came from in the first place?! No accident, no incident, no broken down car... NOTHING!?

In other news...

It was great catching up with long time e-pal, Zoltan from Germany who came down to Australia to perform with his university orchestra. Eleonor and I visited the performance and met up with Zoli twice which was great.

Also, we are in the planning stages of a trip to the UK for later this year. So, I'll be coming home... watch this space...