I started dreaming about flying when I was a small kid. With a lot of perseverance when I turned 17 (and not even allowed to drive a car yet) I started to fly. The first time ever I was in the air I was already sitting in the cockpit and trying to control the Aircraft. It was a great feeling but also quite scary since the mountains seemed to be closer than they really where.
After 18 I did not fly anymore due to a lot of other things I had in my mind and I can not really say I missed it.
Later in life -much later- after I was involved in aviation due to work I gradually got tickeled by the idea of flying again.
I looked for a way and location where I could be fully concentrating on flying, with no -or almost no- disturbance due to work or other reasons. This would not have been possible if I had opted for a traditional private pilot school close to my home: bad weather and other disturbances would have caused too many interruptions. After searching the Web I found what was perfect for me: A Flying School in southern Spain: in Jerez.
This was a great experience: I had also some spare time to really enjoy the andalusian atmosphere and at the same time re-learn to fly!
I did that back in 2010. Since I enjoyed it and I was eager to learn more I repeated the wonderful summer by taking IR in 2012.
- Trip from Jerez to Faro (the night rating flight)
- Trip from Berscia/Montichiari to Genova (touch and go) and further to Modena and back to Montichiari.
- Trip from Lugano/Agno to the Matterhorn.