Friday, June 10, 2016

Sunset flight

Andrew on a mission to perfect his landing

The colours of the Durban Skyye ahead of the sunset

Final Approach runway 05 Virginia as the runway lights come on in anticipation of sunset

Friday, May 27, 2016

Open Day

We hosted an open day at the flight school and invited clients of my law firm for a joy ride using both of the flight school planes to give the clients a taste of adventure and some stunning views of Durban from 500 ft.

About to take Llew for some refresher flights ahead of his licence renewal

Llewellyn brushing up on his landing skills - all were brilliant

The first of our company flights saw staff member Leanne getting her taste of the Durban Skyye

Each client received a basic flight training lesson taking control of the flight controls

The last flight of the day was with my student Andrew

Dave and Andrew in the glow of the rays of the setting sun

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May day

Thankfully not Mayday as I enjoy some flying with my students.

My student Andrew is coming along nicely, landing the plane by himself for the first time

Refuelling FYA

Final approach runway 23 Virginia

A bit far out to see as we return to Virginia

North of Durban to Umhlanga and the second most photographed landmark of mine (after the Stadium)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Vryheid Fly-in

It's always fun flying with our buddies Marc and Lee, and Louis and Jeanette, who both own Slings, so we made a trip for the night to Vryheid for a fly-in and party around the campfire with the locals.

Lee, Llewellyn, Marc, Jeanette and Louis at the Vryheid Airport

I flew there and Llew flew back in our Sling ZDL

Selfie at the Vryheid fly-in

There were 7 Slings at the flyin

Land transport ha ha

ZDL in the moonlight

The Vryheid Church

We found this shop amusing

Selfie with the crew

Llew flies us home

The Tugela River

The home stretch

Umhlanga comes into view and then we are home

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Wedding bells

I'm sneaking some photos in to my aviation blog here of my son's, followed by my daughter's weddings which were huge events in my life within the space of 5 months. Such exciting times!!

Lisa and my son Mark get married on the 12th December 2015

A selfie with the bride and groom

Walking with my daughter down the forest isle as she got married on the 30th April 2016

Dad with the bride and groom

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mother-in-law flight

Introducing my daughters new mother-in-law, father-in-law and American family - I took them all for a flight over Durban so they have our amazing scenery to remember along with the beautiful wedding photos.

Janet takes a flight with Dave

Meg had a turn next

We were fighting to get the last flight in before the sun went down

Jeff, father of the airforce pilot husband to my daughter, was a natural at the flight controls

Jeff flies with Dave

Marcus and Meg from Washinton DC with Janet and Jeff from Ohio at our flight school office at Virginia Airport