Him Indoors got a flying lesson for his 40th birthday six months ago (yes, he is my toy boy) and finally got round to taking it this morning. I went along to watch from the ground. Btw, he gave me a voucher for a helicopter lesson for mine (one of the most terrifying yet exhilarating experiences of my life). Clearly we were both just trying to get our hands on the life insurance but thankfully we survived.
Here's some pictures of his lesson. I had the camera till he got in the plane then he took it.
Well, he looks the part anyway...
...but I bet he doesn't know what all this means.
The right hand picture is the church of which he is the minister. Talk about taking a pastoral overview!
We hope Blue Eyed Boy, Penultimate and Youngest childen were looking out of their classroom windows. Would their teachers have believed them, though, if they said that was their dad up there in that plane, given that he's one of the football coaches at the school and the teachers know full well he's not a pilot?