A few weeks ago I returned back to my favorite Aero Club in New Zealand
Almost 30 years ago, back in 1994, I tried to feel for the first time how it is to fly an airplane at Auckland Aero Club in New Zealand.
Back then, I was sent to New Zealand for a week on behalf of Amdocs, in order to conduct meetings with a local Telecom company that worked with the Ministry of Tourism, offering them the development of Information Kiosks.
I used an old 8mm video I filmed back in 1994, in order to locate my old flying school. Here is a snapshot of Auckland Aero Club from that old video:
Here is Auckland back then (1994).
Luckily, I kept the Pilot Log Book with the information about the flying lessons I took back then, and during my recent visit, (almost 2 months this time), after I took some flying lessons in other countries, I came back wishing to continue from where I left off…
That morning, at 7:00 AM, I went jogging in Auckland. I ran 12 Km from Auckland to Mission Bay and back.
A few hours later, I flew a Cessna 172 Skyhawk, with the guidance of William Lee-Johnson, to Auckland, and above Mission Bay, the same area I ran to that morning (12 Km run).
Ruth, sat at the back and took some amazing photos.
The instructor, William Lee-Johnson, was very cooperative and filled my Log Book (from 1996) after we landed.
Looking forward to my next flight! To be continued…