I’ve held a pilot’s license for a couple of years, and I love flying. What I love more is introducing others to the fun of flying. Nothing puts a bigger smile on my face than watching people smile and laugh as we lift off the tarmac.
To get my fix of watching happy people in planes I regularly take friends and family flying with me. We head of too various places around the South East including the Cliffs of Dover, Brighton, North Weald, Duxford and Headcorn.
I’ve taken most people in my friends, family and work network up. So now it’s time to extend the offer to a wider network online.
A couple of other things to keep in mind
- A Cessna 152 can only carry two people. A Cessna 172 can carry four people. Whatever type of aircraft we use, I need to consider weight limits. Don’t be offended if I ask you how much you weigh! It’s for our safety
- I can’t do anything that could be commercial in its nature as I don’t have a commercial pilot’s license. This means I cannot profit from the flight. However, if you’d like to contribute a proportion of the cost or if that’s not possible buy us lunch when we reach our destination, that’s cool!
- We’ll meet at Southend Airport, at Seawings club. You’ll need to bring some ID, like a driver’s license or passport to get through the security gate and access “airside”, aka where the planes are
- If the weather is rubbish we might not be able to fly. Low cloud base, high winds and rain are the main things that’ll keep us on the ground. The Met Office weather reports are unreliable to say the least, so don’t trust them until we’re 24-48 hours before departure
- Typically we’ll leave about 10am, and return to Southend about 3pm
If you’re interested drop me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up via my Wingly Profile here.