Steven’s PPL Diary 11: It’s A Conspiracy!

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Day 10: It’s a conspiracy!
Bad weather, telecoms and Inland Revenue.

[Exercise: N/A]

Well, the past few weeks have certainly been, interesting for flying. A mixture of bad weather, some awkwardly planned shreds of a social life and a family emergency have meant that I’ve had my feet firmly on the ground for the past few weeks. On one of my foggy excursions to the airport my instructor took me through the basics radio transmissions from engine start to shut down on a basic circuit of the airport and then we watched a Lockheed Electra plant itself firmly on the ground, with one hell of a racket (pretty smoky too).

Lockheed Electra: Offends the majority of senses.

Lockheed Electra: Offends the majority of senses.


Now to yesterday, the airport (well from my understanding, the operating company) has closed down due to the administrators knocking at the door and many people, around 70, have lost their jobs on the run up to Christmas. It seems, due to the closure of the airport, there will be no flight training (Or commercial operations) from Coventry for the foreseeable future, unless a buyer is found, I shall call my instructor tomorrow to see what it means for me, my training and of course the future of the diary.

Are you a very wealthy individual? SAVE COVENTRY AIRPORT!!!

Are you a very wealthy individual? SAVE COVENTRY AIRPORT!!!

So this would seem to be goodbye from me for now, hope everyone has a nice a Christmas as possible, and best wishes to all those who’ve lost their jobs, hope something comes for you all soon.

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