Monday, November 14, 2011

Parasailing With A Difference

I've been trying unsuccessfully to go parasailing here in the Netherlands. The guy who advertised on Groupon constantly cancels the lessons, even when the weather is glorious. Since coming across this video, I think I'll ask for my money back and go do it with these guys instead. This looks like a lot more more.

Oshkosh Dreams

I've always wanted to go to Oshkosh, and I'm hoping that I will be able to make the visit either in 2012 or 2013. For those of you who don't know what Oshkosh is about, then take a look at this wonderfully edited video (filmed and edited by a regular visitor called "Slickhutto") from 2010.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Nippy's Annual Check-up

My good friend Howard flew Nippy over to Texel and delivered her safely into the caring hands of Michael at VOT for her annual. I'm not expecting any surprises, given that a lot of work was performed last year. There's only one minor snag, the battery keeps discharging as a result of a lose connection with the rocker switch that turns it on and off. And I've asked for an additional PTT (push to talk) button to be installed on the P2 control stick, as there is currently only one PTT switch and it's on the P1's stick.

Howard had a beautiful day to ferry her over, I just hope the ferry flight back is not a repeat of last years, with near gale-force winds and low cloud ceilings. Fingers crossed