Dee had always fancied having a go at flying helicopters.
After all, his generation had experienced the A-Team, Airwolf, Blue Thunder, Magnum, etc.
So he made some enquiries....Southend, Headcorn, Redhill...
It soon transpired that the R22 was too small for him (instructors are heavy after all)
and all things considered the R44 was not really that much cheaper in the long run against a Hughes 500
when you considered the cost of Jet conversion.
So a trial lesson was booked with Martin at EBG Helicopters (Redhill)
Dee, Pete and Darren set off early on Saturday.
After a coffee and briefing with our unstructor Ken...we went out to G-YL
Dee and Ken conduct the walk round
Jet Engine.....and tail rotor
Darren in back as Dee goes through Start-Up sequence.
Dee at the controls....be gentle!
Getting the hang of this now....
Coming in to Land on Heli Strip at Redhill
'Taxiing' back to EBG
Out you get then...my turn! says Pete
Dee and Ken with G-YL at the end of the 2nd Sortie.