Sunday, August 29, 2010
Time spent in England 1973
All of us who have been flight instructors have hoped that when they were tasked to train a new student pilot or to check out a pilot in a new aircraft, that the training would go smoothly. Some people receive instruction very well and others seem to never get it. Mike Woodley was one of those pilots, everything came without any difficulty. Show him once how it's done, and he had it down. This was going to be a relaxed effort on my part. We did spend a lot of time practicing the required flight maneuvers for the additional rating, but also we took advantage of the needed flight time and toured several small airports around the Southern parts of England. Some of these old airfields were probably used during the second world war, where B-17 bomber groups were staged for bombing missions to Germany.