In order to gain a private pilots license, you must complete a certain number of hours solo, so today was my chance to get my last bit of solo time completed and what better day to do it..
Flying for 40min does, believe it or not give you some thinking time, time to ponder lifes great questions and a chance to look out upon the world and realise how small a part of it you really are. Being up there, floating among the clouds, looking out over the vastness of the countryside, the majesty of it all is quite humbling. Flying is an absolute privilege and I am so proud to have been lucky enough to come this far, but for a long while I had many doubts about whether I could achieve my goal, whether I had what it takes to be good enough…
Without meaning to sound big headed, I must have some skill because while flying as a student, you’re doing so on your instructors license, so any mistakes you make, ultimately comes back on them… If I was as pants as I imagined I was, I would never have been let off the leash and sent into the sky without strict supervision.
A trip to Dunkeswell in the heart of Somerset it is then, to rack up just over an hour of solo time, or was it the Savannah, because from the air, the countryside has taken on a distinct air of an African Safari backdrop and its stunning to behold.