I have never
seen a bad report on the internet, so I wondered was it all to good to be
true. To save you skipping to the end first I will answer three questions for you
Did I enjoy it? Yes. Would I go back there? Yes. Am I going back
there? Yes when I know what my holidays will be next year.
First of all I must point out that the hotel we stayed at will not be used
again as a brand new purpose built site with swimming pool etc is being
constructed and will be ready for the new season. It is in its own huge
grounds. I also went near to the end of the season and the weather was about
75f or 23c which is comfortable. We had no rain and virtually no wind .
You have the choice of flying every day with fuel included or on a daily
basis and presumably you buy a gallon and use it yourself.
It is better to take the first option as you fly from 9 til 1 and resume
again about 4.30 til dark. This may vary with the time of year and new site.
You have to be assessed initially for safety reasons and so it was that I
was given a trainer to fly on a buddy lead. I asked if I could check my
controls first and was told "TRUST ME" and so I was asked to take off and do
low passes from ether direction and then land it
I opened the throttle and kept it straight down the runway applied elevator and then right aileron to miss the hotel and fence.
The plane spun over to the left and ploughed into the grass. "Oh dear" I thought and sheepishly
asked whether my ailerons were reversed. Fortunately they were reversed but
my confidence had taken a knock .I was not told I needed to be be
re-assessed and then had the choice of a large number of planes of all types
to choose from.