Monday, July 03, 2006

I haven't given up!

Anyone visiting this blog recently might wonder from the lack of updates, if I had given up on this project! Far from it, the dream is still alive and kicking in my mind, however due to busy family and work commitments I haven't been able to do anything recently.

I have purposely refrained from unnecessarily posting on this weblog, as I want it to reflect a true picture of how the project evolves, the ups and the downs, the progress and the lack of progress, so that in the future anyone wanting to embark on their own adventure could have an idea of the realities of life. In my dream when I conceived this idea, it didn't take this long for everything to fall in place!

I had been saving up for a glider over the past months, and was hoping that by the end of next month, I would be able to get one, but unfortunately for me, I've had to divert the funds to a more urgent family project. I have however booked, and will still be attending some additional training with Tony Webb of Lejair hang gliding school at their Norfolk base, and all things being equal, will get my glider this Autumn.

Even though summer will be over then, I will still be able to get some flying in, and Autumn in the UK, is actually a good time for a low air time pilot to gain experience, as the air is much smoother (without the thermals), thus the pilot is more relaxed and can concentrate on developing those skills he learnt during training. It will be cooler, but at least I can dress warm. Unless something major happens before August, my next update will be during my Norfolk training trip.

2 comments:

Owen said...

I thought having a baby might complicate things! Glad you've not lost your determination.

Shola said...

Thanks for the encouragement Owen, hopefully I will start flying regularly soon