I love planes.
Even as a child we used to spend Sunday’s driving round and round Heathrow airport catching planes landing and taking off with the sunroof open praying that one would fly right overhead at just that precise moment!
But I’m not here just to talk about the regular run of the mill 747s that I use regularly to get from A-B.
I’m talking military aircraft. The proper awesome type of planes.
I think it all stems from playing with toy military planes at my Grandparents house as a child. That, and growing up around RAF Northolt. I still get all excited even now when a military aircraft of some sort flys overhead. Which happens quite frequently. Seriously, I’m like a child.
So I was obviously a tad excited to hear that there were tickets for an RAF Northolt Centenary Open Day on Saturday 13th June where they would be showcasing aircraft and veichles used in WW1 and WW2.
Ok, so the day comes and the weather is pretty poop. Annoying seeing as it had been beaming with sunshine for the entire week before, but whatevs. This led to some aircraft displays not being able to proceed, including the Red Arrows. Big bummer. But that didn’t stop us spending 4 hours there looking at all the planes and veichles and also, towards the end of the day, some aircraft were allowed to fly and put on displays, including my favourite, the Spitfire, much to my excitement!
I went home feeling, well, pretty cold but mostly friggin happy! I forgot just how much I actually love aircraft! Hell, when it came to choosing a career, I was debating between Nurse and Air Hostess. I think I made the right choice. Until I went to Uni and realised that they had actually had piloting course there. Damnit! Still, I suppose Nursing is more rewarding and all the rest of it..! Plan B right there.
Same time next year?
Till next time!