Kian turned the grand old age of 13 last Tuesday and I wanted to get him a birthday present to remember, despite his wishlist looking like this:
Kian has had one wish for quite some time…….to fly in a plane. Now I know he has been dreaming of a warm family holiday involving plane travel, but we have not been able to afford it so I decided to do something different, something I had done as a child and something both his elder brother and sister got to experience too.
I booked him a Flying Lesson!
I booked hubby a skydive for his 40th birthday, so I had no problems getting him to the airfield for his surprise. We watched Daddy get kitted up and all waited nervously for his jump, which I will tell you all about separately and then we sprung our surprise.
|With his Gift Certificate|
He was a little nervous at first, but seeing Daddy have such fun throwing himself out of a plane the nerves were soon replaced with excitement.
Meanwhile, I just looked on and took
hundreds of a few photo’s.
I wanted to get Kian to take full advantage of his flying lesson, so I asked him to pose holding the wheel, which he did. David announced that Kian was actually flying the plane now and made Kian do gentle turns before taking back the controls.
We then headed off to see the sights.
Sadly it was a really hazy day, so we couldn’t see Bournemouth, but we did fly as far as Ringwood lakes and flew over Salisbury a couple of times so I could get a picture of Salisbury Cathedral from the air.
We then did a flypast low along the runway waving furiously to Nanny, Daddy, Eliza and Isaac before flying up and away again for a final lap in the air.
Once we were back on terra firma, Kian was awarded a certificate and excitedly told Daddy, Nanny, Isaac and Eliza all about his experience and not one moan that he didn’t get any of the presents on his list!