Sunday, 20 March 2011

Flying!














Today I've been flying from Biggin Hill, in a light aircraft, flown by Tom, my eldest son. He's training for a private pilot's licence.

In the back seat I was two things - silent while he did his thing - and terribly proud. Boy to man. His own man.

(And a darn sight more focussed and competent than his mother has ever been!)

Go Tom. Keep being yourself.

And thanks for showing me the world from above and the sun shining above the clouds. It was magic...

Hooray for You!!!

17 comments:

ladythinker said...

I am pleased to see photos - but only on iPhone. I Will look properly on PC tomorrow. Can feel motherly pride oozing from every word. How lovely.

laurie said...

wowzer. i have a friend who's a pilot. i love following his updates on facebook--incredible photos. but i always have my heart in my throat.

Electro-Kevin said...

Brilliant !

I was talking to an airline pilot on the train the other day. He left the fire brigade owing to injury but managed to qualify as a commercial pilot aged 40.

Too late. He's now fifty and is just about breaking even on the training debts, can't get any steady work owing to his age.

If your boy wants to do it now's the time.

merry weather said...

Thank you dear Lady T.

:-)

merry weather said...

Laurie - I feared my stomach might be in my throat as it were - but happily not - no airsickness. Just wonder!

merry weather said...

Thanks Kev. You're dead right.

And in pursuit of a career our children's generation carry a far heavier financial burden than previous ones.

Maybe that's just as well? - I dunno.

Maggie May said...

Wow! That must have been fantastic. You must be so proud.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

merry weather said...

Thank you Maggie X

Ms Smack said...

Oh wow, that's a remarkable discipline! No wonder you're so proud! I would be bursting too!

xx

merry weather said...

Cath - It's a mum thing isn't it :-)

UBERMOUTH said...

Wow! How lovely! That must have been a real treat[even if a white knuckle one]. :)

merry weather said...

Hey! Mean Queen - you're back! X

UBERMOUTH said...

Real life is cramping my blogging style,Katie.

I am off to New York for shopping and then on to the Maritime provinces in June.

I have itchy feet,can you tell?

merry weather said...

Itchy feet eh. Yep, I can see your footprints all over the page - you globetrotter you!

Real-life, gets in the way all the time doesn't it...

X

Sandi McBride said...

Oh lucky girl to have your own private pilot in the family...I've often thought everyone needs their own personal professionals at their beck and call! Don't wear poor Tom out, but if I were you I'd go flying at every opportunity!
Good on you Tom!~

Sandi McBride said...

Just wanted to say I love the Lioness and Baby and these wasn't a comment spot!!! Thanks for sharing it with us
love
Sandi

merry weather said...

Thanks for visiting Sandi - I've just been dallying at yours - tasting recipes and listening to family anecdotes - you're a great blogger. X