The Flying Monkeys

Serious Flying.......
.......Should be Fun!

John of 'ObrienAir' goes to Daytona to complete his FAA IR


Over nine hours in an airplane was virgin on the ridiculous but it had to be done

if John was going to make Daytona and get anywhere with his FAA IR…..



 Daytona and not a Beach Craft in sight….



The Dog and Partridge Daytona style…..



 No pics of the Instrument Rating as John was under the hood for most of it

but after much bribery and corruption he emerged with a freshly minted Instrument Rating

ready to take his place in the legion of old bold pilots;




With that little hurdle out of the way John decided to have some fun and started logging twin hours. 

Early on he showed his instructor the famous Thurrock levitation trick;



After mastering engine failures Andre, John’s instructor, ponders what the next challenge should be…..



All good things must come to an end and with a tear and a smile

John bade farewell to the land of the free (well a lot cheaper anyway)

vowing to return as soon as possible and try that levitation trick with both engines…..