Great news everyone. My pilots licence arrived this morning, courtesy of UPS. I just happened to decide to work from home this morning (getting over a cold) and the doorbell rang. When I took the parcel in, I saw the CAA stamp on the envelope, so I tore the thing open. And inside was my brand spanking new licence :-)
The ONLY downside is that it isn't as sexy looking as I thought it would be. For starters, the booklet thing it comes in is "poo brown".....hence why it's known coloquially as the "pooh book". And the licence itself isn't very ornate looking. I've seen an example of a Dutch one and it looks nice and official looking. But still, I have it and now I am OFFICIALLY, in the eyes of the State, a PILOT!!!
I'm off again this weekend to check out another flying club, and hopefully the weather will improve so that I can go up for a spin. It's bugging me that I haven't been flying in a while. My friend Matt was up last week, and he said he had to deal with 17kt crosswinds. I think the weather is less aggressive here right now, but I'm looking forward to bimbling in Cloggie airspace :-)
Blue skies everyone and ping me when you fancy a jaunt above Terra Firma.