I’m gettingĀ on a bit, and thanks to my wife getting me a trial flight on my 52nd birthday I decided to learn to fly. Here I’ll record my progress, thoughts etc.

My name is Karl, I’m 53, married with a grown up son and live in Lincoln. I always wanted to fly as a child but gradually grew up and lost the dream. Here’s how a present from my wife led to me starting a new adventure.

Above is the aircraft I’ve had most of my lessons in, a Piper PA28. It’s a bit of a bus but stable and easy to fly for a beginner.