Thank you once again to everyone who donated to the crowdfunding campaign and for your patience while we organised perk production and postage! By now you should have received your goodies in the mail. If not, please let me know asap because I’d hate to think you’re still waiting by your letterbox, peering expectantly down the street for the postman, only to feel your heart sink once again as you recognise that now too familiar forlorn look upon his face that says all he has to deliver again is that same parcel of disappointment he has born every day for the past three months.
Aside from organising perks, I took a much needed rest at the end of the crowdfunding campaign to focus on flying and planning the next stages of the project. Part of this has involved lining up work experience at the Airborne
microlight factory and I am very much looking forward to heading over to their Newcastle premises for a couple of weeks in September. A big thanks to Russell Duncan from Airborne for helping to organise this great opportunity!
I have also been continuing to fly solo on weekends when the weather is good and now have 14.5 hours as pilot-in-command. If the weather continues to hold and I manage to competently handle ‘Gordon the incorrigible passenger’ this weekend, I should obtain my passenger endorsement, which is very exciting indeed! Afterwards, my next milestone will be to complete 10 hours of navigation training exercises with Gordon, then pass a theory exam and in-flight navigation test for my cross-country endorsement.