Travels in England
||It has been a good healthy
journey so far here in England.
There are plenty of walks from the house in Guildford with interesting things to see.
Thursday nights are pub nights with a
pint, a good meal, a pudding, a coffee, and good company.
Healthy walks and an interesting social life are gains living once again in England.
But I still need to work and so I have some flying to do in Canada during the next four weeks.
Here in England I finally had my SEP Rating signed off to revalidate my UK Private Pilot's Licence. I can fly for fun.
It seems unlikely that I will be
able to instruct here as the conversion of a Transport
Canada Instructor Rating is likely to be long and too
I can do the Class Rating
Instructor course and then do check flights as well as
Familiarisation Flights/Trial Lessons, this will be cheap
I signed the form and authorised
the CAA to take £45 from my credit card to request
verification of my Transport Canada licence and ratings.
So in a few months I should know what they might
recognise, and what training I will need to achieve the
same ratings in Britain.
On Tuesday John invited me to
White Waltham where he was to meet Sue for some Tiger
Since my sign off I can fly
here, but then I need some money to do so...
On Saturday I went to visit White Waltham but it was members day. I am not a member and so I drove away to Blackbushe instead.
The café at Blackbushe is operated by Poles, and so I had Polish Navy potato and bacon, pea soup, a meal in a bowl.
Auster Fly-In 9th September
Sunday morning I had planned to go to Redhill, but then I learned that there was an Auster Fly-In at Popham and so I went there instead.
Pictures from the Auster Fly-In at Popham
I learned that the weather
was poor in the Vancouver area last weekend and the Poker Run had
to be cancelled.
Here in England we have had a lot of excellent weather, blue skies, and cool nights.
We've been lucky.
Sunday was windy and cool, cloudy in the morning, less so in the afternoon and warm later in the day. There was a good turn out off Austers.
The place was full of old
But there is hope.
I look up at the bizjets flying over this house as they turn to approach Farnborough... There are pilots flying these, and perhaps as the commercial pilots of now become old pilots, they will keep some of these aeroplanes flying into the future.
Today I drove the A25 road
to Dorking, through Reigate and into Redhill... No motorway
driving today. There was sunshine, and scenery to see both ways.
Met old friends and people I haven't seen in thirty years or so.
On the way back I stopped in Abinger Hammer as the car had run out of windscreen fluid, and I needed to clean the windscreen for the low Sun. It was fortuitous as I met the chap who sold me the car... The DVLA had sent him the logbook for the car rather than me and he needed my address. Serendipity.
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