In every sense. We’ve just enjoyed over a week of what must have been the best spell of good weather for the whole of the year so far. Steady high pressure over most of Great Britain has meant clear days, light winds but clear chilly nights. Last night was very cold for the time of year where we are.
But only one problem – when the replacement AX3 had been finished and been given its ‘Ticket’ (Permit to Fly), because the weather was still so poor, Rosie decided to nip off for a holiday. So that has meant no flying for me! I had to watch as the occasional Shadow, Thruster and weight-shift have buzzed by overhead. She’s back tomorrow but true to form, looking out of the window while I type this, it looks as though the calm weather is beginning to break up. 😕
The other worrying thing is this ruddy financial crisis we’re currently all going through. For me, July and August were also quiet months in my business, but then again they usually are, as folks go off for their Summer holidays. There’s been the usual pick-up in September but the jury’s out, and will be until October or even later really, on whether business will get back to anything like normallity. Until then, although I’ll keep my flying with Rosie going, I’ll not risk over-committing myself too much financially especially with the general cost of living (gas, electricity, food 😯 ) being so much on the up.
A somewhat depressing end to a rather below-par Summer really… 🙁