Because I’m blogging every day during the month of November I decided I’d better start doing some exciting stuff to blog about. So I went up for a plane flight in a bi-plane – a 1942 Tiger Moth that has been completely rebuilt.
Truthfully I didn’t do it just to blog about it. A friend organised it for me as her dad flies planes (not Tiger Moth’s as you need additional qualifications to fly them because they’re a bit harder) but his mate flies them. It was part of my 40th birthday present.
Before I got in the plane the pilot asked if I was a thrill-seeker. Um, yes, I think I am, I said.
I put on my leather flying cap and my goggles and off we went for a flight along the south coast near Noarlunga up to Port Willunga and then inland over McLaren Vale and then we did a loop-de-loop. It was great. It was really freaky looking back at the last stage of the turn and seeing the horizon behind me. As I coped with that, he asked if we could do a wing down and I said, yes of course.
It’s the first time I’ve ever been in an open plane like this and it was a weird feeling at first. I had to keep wiping my sweaty hands on my pants but I got into it and had a look at friends’ houses from the air.