If you look up…

…and live anywhere near Bristol airport you may see a dark object pass overhead.

It’s not a dragon, but a Cessna C150 trainer. Over the next year or so I will be learning to fly this in pursuit of an EASE PPL. It’s been a lifelong ambition to learn to fly. I have already flown solo in a glider so this is the next step.

Whenever I have written about Morden flying, especially as he soars, I have clear memories of being aloft with only the sound of the wind on the airframe and canopy. I can’t say I have swooped down like a dragon, more a controlled plummet, but the feeling of flight and the view of the world it gives is for me incredible.

C150 Trainer
C150 trainer – the ladder gives a good sense of scale.