Tuesday, 28 February 2006
I have a charity banner I’ve been asked to run along the seafront at Folkestone on Friday, the idea being that lots of schoolchildren line-up on the cliff top and wave as it goes past, a moment to be captured by the local press and possibly Meridian TV.
The only problem is that the long-range forecast is looking awful for that afternoon and I don’t want to disappoint everyone. It’s one of the challenges doing something as weather-dependent as hauling a banner behind an aircraft. It’s tricky at the best of times and best requested in the Spring and Summer when the odds of good weather are much better.
If you’re interested, here’s a ‘Bird-eye’ view of a pickup. Note lucky plastic sheep on top of instrument panel and G-force effect of the sudden “pull-up” on the camera.