A Digression

It has been a long time since I last wrote a blog post. Last July to be exact, but procrastination has once again taken over on a grand scale. We were having such a great time in Menorca that all thoughts of documenting our experiences was forgotten. However, I have now the time, and more importantly, the inclination to write again.

Temporary disaster! I can’t find the boat’s logbook which we might have left on Synergy and we are now back in the UK. W e use the logbook to remind ourselves what happened and without it all would be guesswork.

All is not lost however as I thought I would try to include a video recording, something that I have never attempted before. This has nothing to do with sailing as I don’t have any sailing videos, so this can be regarded as an experiment.

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My Pitts over Andalucia

Before we bought “Synergy”, I owned an aircraft which I had bought in the USA, had it broken down and shipped across the Atlantic to Liverpool, transported to Wickenby in Lincolnshire where it was reassembled before I flew it down to Jerez de la Frontera in Spain, where I was then working. I kept the little red machine in Jerez until I left there in 2010 when I flew her back to the UK. I sold the aircraft in 2012 as I had hardly flown her for a year. A combination of work and the lousy English weather kept her in the hangar.

This is a video of my Pitts Special S2b, N5329X, which now resides in Belgium. The video was mostly filmed and produced by a Flight Training Europe student, Tom Stebbing, who is now a Boeing 737 captain with Ryanair.

Author: chrisgowers

Retired pilot now sailing around the Mediterranean accompanied by my wife Jacquie.