Microlight: Love at first sight


me with my future toy …

I recently got the chance to take to the skies in a microlight with a friend of mine brave enough to risk flying with a camera-wielding gal. Granted, wearing a helmet combined with trying to navigate a good shot is not an easy task and headbutting the pilot mid-flight could prove fatal. Regardless, my nikon-baby got some great shots!

DSC_7276-2 Upon arrival we spotted a full rainbow and even though there was a slight drizzle, I saw it as a good omen. After prancing around in my oversized flight suit in true astronaut style, it was time to get strapped in.


I’m a tiny bit of a speed flirt, so taking off was probably my favourite part. Once we reached a certain height, the view was incredible. Glancing down at all the tiny houses gives you perspective, you get a chance to clear your head and appreciate nature from a different vantage point.


At the first stop, we had some java with like-minded folk before taking to the sky again, this time with company.

DSC_7318-37The amount of training going into this sport is quite impressive, not surprising given the nature of the game.


Given the chance, I’ll grab at the opportunity to train up and get my own lil flying machine. I was a tad disappointed to be back on the ground though, longing for the freedom I felt up there. Some might call that crazy, but if you don’t live your life with a hint of craziness – what’s the point?


“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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