Tag Archives: flying

My Microlight Flight

18 Nov

I have managed finally to put my birthday present into action and actually go on a flying lesson. It was absolutely amazing, I loved it, the closest to flying I could ever be. At some point I literally opened my arms in the air, hugging the wind as widely as I could and living the dream of having wings.

I tried to fly back in September, but because of unsuitable weather conditions, it had to be delayed for yesterday. It was freezing up there I have to say, but absolutely beautiful. The sky was clear, apart from a brush of a cloud that turned amber and red in the sunset against a background of violet blue. 

I was also blessed to have some guys from the flying club flying nearby to take picture of us for their magazine, which resulted in these fantastic pictures.

The moment I looked down to see the earth drop beneath me, my world changed forever.

 

P.S

There are more pictures on Airways Airsports facebook page and my Flickr photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/90190667@N06/

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The Nearest Thing to Having Wings

2 Jul

I always had a fascination with flying and wings. Growing up on the sea coast, I watched the gulls flying around every day, soaring high and diving quickly down to snatch a fish from the sea every now and again. As a child I dreamed a lot of having wings, and as I grew up I realized this dream would never come true, however my fascination with wings and flying never grew less, and consciously or unconsciously I always talked about it.

Yesterday was my birthay, and to my surprise I got a very unsual present;  a 20 minute microlight flying experience on a motor-powered hang glider, the closest thing to having wings. How exciting is that?! No wonder my wife was obsessed with  checking my weight recently trying to make sure I’m not too heavy; the flying school does not accept students who are heavier than 95 kilograms (14.5 stones). I’m slightly under that, not fat though, just  broad-boned 🙂

I will book it after Ramadan, some time towards the end of August, beginning of September. Can’t wait to fly with the birds!!