My Captured Moment #7

#MyCapturedMoment this week is of my aerobatic flight in a Slingsby Firefly.

My aerobatic flight was with Tiger Airways at Gloucestershire Airport.  My pilot was extremely professional, highly skilled and went through all the safety measures before our flight.  I was a bit nervous beforehand, understandably, but by the time I stepped foot inside the plane, he had put me at total ease.

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The flight lasted about 30-minutes and we could see as far as the Severn Bridge.  The views were incredible and as for the loops, they were just breath-taking, quite literally.  I cannot begin to describe the total buzz I got out of this experience, it is definitely something I would love to do again.  It was a day I shall never forget.

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You may think that this post is ill-timed but I wanted to come out in support of the very talented and professional pilots following the recent and very sad incident at Shoreham Airshow.  People are so quick to point the finger of blame even though the full circumstances are yet to be learned.

RIP to the display pilot, Andy Hill and to those who very sadly lost their lives.

Lisa x

 

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    Heledd - Running in Lavender
    September 2, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Oh wow, what an amazing experience! You are very brave and will always have these ‘captured moments’ to look back on this special day. Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment danger

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      theloveofacaptain
      September 3, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      Definitely was! I loved every moment. Thanks for visiting our post xx

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    percyandgrace
    August 28, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Looks amazing x x

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    Lisa@intotheglade
    August 27, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    What a lovely tribute at the end! Fabulous pictures and a great captured moment but sadly I am terrified of flying. How brilliant that you got such a buzz from it x

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      theloveofacaptain
      August 28, 2015 at 7:58 am

      The crazy thing is, I also hate flying and am petrified of heights! Someone brought the experience as a gift and I loved it. I’d have never done it otherwise but would do it again now 🙂 xx

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        Lisa@intotheglade
        August 28, 2015 at 2:07 pm

        Gosh that is really interesting, especially that you would do it again – fab! X

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    Karen Whitlock (@karenjwhitlock)
    August 27, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Lovely post. We live quite close to Staverton and my girls like to watch the planes going up and coming down.
    Glad you had fun. #MyCapturedMoment

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      theloveofacaptain
      August 28, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Thanks Karen. I could happily watch an air display all day so I’m with your girls on that one 🙂 Thanks for visiting our post x

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    Emma's Mamma
    August 27, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Lovely post, you are so right! It must have been amazing up there, I’d love to try it one day! 🙂 #MyCapturedMoment

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      theloveofacaptain
      August 27, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Thank you Emma. You should def do it, you’ll never feel a buzz like it xx

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