My other half loves machines. And I mean LOVES machinery.
So for his birthday this year I got him an experience that could add to his long list of machines that he’s driven… or in this case flown. He was going to fly a plane.
Luckily the day of the flight was a crisp sunny day so no chance of being rescheduled. When we arrived we were able to pay an extra £25 for me to also go up and sit and the back. I then assumed the position of official photographer. Obvs.
Our pilot knew the area where we lived so had planned a route that would take us over and around the point of interest for our area and also over the village we live in. As soon as we were in the air the controls were handed over to my partner and then for the next hour he flew the plane. I could see by the pure joy on his face that I may have started him off on a very expensive new hobby.
Seeing the fields, towns, villages and lakes from up above is just beautiful and reminds you actually how big the world is. Even in your small part of the world.
The team at Bristol and Wessex were amazing. Really informative, professional and great at teaching my Maverick through the whole experience. For an hour flight it was £189 plus the £25 for me to go up as well. They have other options including a half an hour trial and an hour land away. |Check them out here http://www.bristolandwessex.co.uk/
Being able to do this experience as well (without the risk of me trying to fly- me driving a car is bad enough) was amazing. We’ll long remember this over any material item I could have brought for him for his birthday.
It was really a beautiful way to see the area you live in and silly me I have started something now.. he’s booking up a trail lesson to fly a helicopter when we are on the Gold Coast later this year.