Yes, really. For my first flight since 24th February when I did 1 hour 45 minutes in my Weedhopper. So not that long ago really, and right now many pilots won’t even have had a flight since last year, but it seems longer than 3 months.

I was going to do a flight this morning but left it too late and then it became a bit too windy again, so I found other things to occupy myself with. Tomorrow’s flight will be a nice little outing in my Savannah – just under 2 hours and 5 landings (Condat, Figeac, Fumel, Sarlat and back to Malbec) so good stuff after the layoff. All of the landings will be on hard runways except Malbec because I think it’ll be a while before all the grass airfields are back in good shape.

I went across to Malbec earlier this evening and mounted my video cameras so they’re ready for the flight and I won’t have to rush to get them sorted before I take off the way I usually have to. I put my GoPro inside on this occasion and one of my cheap little Chinese sportscams that I’ve tested out on the right wing, so this time I have high hopes of getting some decent video footage. While I was there I took some shots of the two aircraft in their new positions in the barn.

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It looks as though shifting them around was a good thing because although there were a couple of rodent/bird droppings on the rear of the Savannah’s fuselage, there was nothing like as much as before. Only time will tell if the problem has been overcome, though – I have to say that I’m not overly-optimistic as those little birds, which I think are the source of the problem, beautiful as they are, can be a ruddy nuisance 😐

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