These last hours of training in preparation for the final CAA flight test is proving to be very hard work indeed. I've been two hours above Kent today and I'm drained. To overcome this final hurdle one has to fly very accurately indeed to +/- 50 feet and dead-on heading,when one is climbing and descending and making steep turns. This is very challenging indeed. At present, it's all about getting the hang of the aircraft that I will be using for the exam, which is fast and demands a good level of anticipation during manoevers.
If the weather holds-up this week, Sky News is set to join Airads for a 'mission' over London and to film a piece on aerial advertising. It's going to take a little arrangement, having the Sky helicopter, the banner aircraft and of course a camera crew and the client, all working together out of Rochester. The latter is presently recovering from the weekend's snowfall and is closed and so we are rather hoping that it will be dry in time to avoid having to think about a "Plan B".
The banner over Everton , for the fans yesterday, Sunday, was a bit of luck, given the weather so Free Tibet's loss was arguably Everton's gain.