Category Archives: Flying

Stories of Flying

Like the builder

Some things, like people, take up your everyday life and then they move into a different sphere and their connection with you takes on a new form. My beloved painting of the Birds of Paradise, started in August last year … Continue reading

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Zee take off tranquille

       The first person I met at the Aèroclub du Limousin was Club Secretary Delphine Lemain. It was 2007 and the club was offering short flights with a training instructor to celebrate ‘Fêtes des Mères’, France’s Mother’s Day. What a … Continue reading

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Winds of heaven

It’s rather like being a passenger on a flight. Who will be occupying the seat next to you, how will the flight go, will it be the same menu as last time? Such experiences dotted with the odd and pleasant surprise may well become the source for some … Continue reading

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Popping in or out

Aha, the sun is shining briefly or did I speak too soon. Yup, the raindrops can be hearing splashing down again. The studio beckons. When not either flying the Robin DR400, talking, rummaging around in the garden the oil paint and ink … Continue reading

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3×60 mins perspiring profusely

Thursday morning, bright and early at Bellegarde. I was eager to fly, first time for a couple of weeks and the weather forecast was perfect. Just a little jaunt in the Robin DR 400 to collect another lady pilot said … Continue reading

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Les Femmes en France

Lucky me ! Being priviledged to live in a super country such as France with the birds singing, brooks burbling, beautiful countryside remains a living dream. Even experiences such as making small talk with the cashier at my Super U supermarket this … Continue reading

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Oysterbird

About a month ago the grass was about two feet tall. Rain, rain, rain. No gardening, no flying. The aircraft snug and dry in the hangar, the ever increasing admin, filing, form filling, jumping at my desk saying..’ ME, me, mee, me … Continue reading

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