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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


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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PD4Ever Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  New member
would it be possible to hire You to do a drawing of Colonel Klink and Schultz standing together in a hi-res image that I can use to have blown up to make a life size cutout to display next to my Volkswagen car at car shows email me at reddwarf at mchsi dot com? The drawing would need to show them standing, head to toe.... no background
fireheart1001 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
Nixoclash Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This needs to be updated more :D
Nixoclash Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Made a small gift for you and your sister
Corad Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Thank you again, Nix :hug:
Nixoclash Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday to you too :)
Nixoclash Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The design is up on my facebook page
Nixoclash Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I seeeeeee you (Insert Creepy Voice)
Nixoclash Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Corad!
Corad Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Thanks so much, NIX! :tighthug:
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