After a short break while the passenger seat belt was being fixed (not sure how it broke) and an even longer break because the British summer delivered the usual package of rubbish weather we finally managed to clock up some hours. Goff was the first to go solo, then he spent several hours dual with Ian who could manage everything apart from the final 18 inches. He finally went solo on 15 July. Peter went solo on 26 July.
On 21 July Ian and Goff had a brilliant day flying to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight, then along the south coast, up to Rochester and back along the north of London to White Waltham. Here are some pictures:
Our 25 hour engine and propeller check came round very quickly and on 23 July Goff and Ian flew to Hinton in the Hedges to meet Conrad Beale of ConAir. He serviced the engine and propeller. They also do sky diving at Hinton. Here are some pictures:
Peter's first solo flight on 26 July 2008:
On 31 July we took GCHOX across the channel for the first time just to prove that she flies over water. Great visibility, and easy navigation with our GPS.