Thursday, December 29, 2016

A MILESTONE

Doug's youngest Grandson got his pilot's licence last month and today Doug was his very proud first passenger.  We drove up to Kerikeri.

Doug  and his grandson walk out to the plane



Grandson does his pre-flight checks



Doug gets into the plane




and gets belted in



Ready for take off








and they are up and away




and here they come - I see from the clock on the camera that the flight lasted 25 minutes.  They had a wonderful view of the Bay of Islands.




16 comments:

  1. Congratulations to grandson, and to Doug, to be the first passenger, what an honour and a huge thrill.

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  2. It was very special - I do hope you are feeling better.

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  3. That must have been so exciting for Doug and a very proud moment for his grandson - congratulations to him.

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    1. Yes, he then took the rest of the family up.

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  5. congratulations!
    We enjoyed Kerikeri on the ground, four years ago...

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    1. Thanks - Is it that long ago - how time flies.

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    2. we'll be on our way back in under 3 weeks....

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  6. Lots of congratulations to the young man. Hope your birthday was special xxx

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    1. Thank you Molly, yes I am having a great day.

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    1. I passed as I do not particularly like flying - I have problems with my ears. Just as well as the wind was quite strong with turbulence. I may go up with him one day - we will see.

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  8. What a thrill it must have been for Doug to be the first passenger. It must have been a thrill too for the grandson to show off his expertise. The weather looked good – the view from the aircraft must have been lovely. A day to remember.

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    1. Yes, it was, the weather was good apart from a strong wind. Definitely, a day to remember. Happy New Year.

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