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I can’t believe I haven’t updated this journal in over a year :paranoid: I don’t usually have anything to ramble on about, but now I do. Last Sunday (22nd) I went flying in a Texan Fly Synthesis, which is a light sport plane. It was absolutely amazing! We’d initially booked for a 30 minute flight on my birthday the week prior, but our booking got lost and no one showed up. Thanks to the little blunder, I got an extra 30 minutes with no added cost. I’m so thankful for the extra time, because it really does fly when you’re up in the air. My pilot/instructor, Ritchie, was awesome too. He was so friendly. He showed me how to fill and check the fuel level/consistency, and also what needs checking on the plane in case of any previous damage. It was a great mini lesson.

We left the airfield at Caloundra and flew into the Sunshine Coast hinterland. My Mum wanted us to fly over our house in Maleny, which took ages to find. Finding Maleny was easy enough, especially Baroon Pocket Dam which the town is close to, but finding the house was a nightmare. We managed to find it thanks to the new Round-about that got installed just up the road. We then flew towards the Glasshouse Mountains, and went around Mount Beerwah. It was epic being so close to it. At some point, we flew up into the clouds, and everywhere you looked was just white. I remember coming up above the clouds for a few seconds, and the sight was incredible; just a sea of white. Throughout our flight I was able to have a go at steering the plane. It’s an experience I’ll never forget :D

Along with the flight, I got a micro-disc with some of our flying footage on it. The camera was supposed to sit in a holder which attaches to the windshield, but the holder was broken. Instead we alternated filming by hand, which I think is an added bonus because there was a lot more freedom with what to film. I took some photos on my own camera too, which I’ve selected the better ones to share:  Sunshine Coast Hinterland by Corad Those photos were of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. I think the lake is Lake Somerset. I know Ritchie told me, but I forgot/was too preoccupied taking photos to remember, and had to google it, so hopefully it’s right. There’s also a photo of the clouds we flew through :XD:

Also, some stills from the video footage too: Caloundra West by Corad Mostly shots over Caloundra West as we came in to land. The airfield is the huge cross.

This was definitely an experience I’d love to do again someday. And by visiting the airfield and watching the Skydivers taking off, a part of me is also thinking of doing some skydiving. Knowing me, I’d probably refuse to jump from the plane at the last minute :ashamed:
  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Bastille
  • Reading: Nightrunner
  • Watching: The Avengers
  • Playing: Final Fantasy X
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Corad
Sarah
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Australia
Current Residence: Sunshine Coast, Australia
Favourite genre of music: 50/60/70/80s, Rock and Celtic
Favourite style of art: Fantasy, Fine Art, Portraits
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: Ipod
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: Everybody brings us happiness; some as they arrive, others as they leave.
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Nixoclash Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Made a small gift for you and your sister
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:iconcorad:
Thank you again, Nix :hug:
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Nixoclash Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday to you too :)
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Nixoclash May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The design is up on my facebook page
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Nixoclash Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I seeeeeee you (Insert Creepy Voice)
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Nixoclash Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Corad!
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:iconcorad:
Thanks so much, NIX! :tighthug:
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Cold-Creature Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Corad! ;D Thanks for the watch!
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:iconcorad:
You're most welcome! I didn't realise you had a dA account until I saw you on Iernamei's journal ^^;
And thank you for the watch back!! :D
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Cold-Creature Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's great that we've got these dA accounts, it's hard to chat with other MM members over there~~ ;D
<3 Very welcome~
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