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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Elsa Reviews Restaurants and Bars - and more

Stellenbosch, Winelands and Cape Town Restaurant Reviews

SIx design hats

A blog, review and exploration of inspiration, products, services and thinking for design

The Management Maven

on crafting a career you love

The Better Man Project ™

a journey into the depths

JUST™ Creative

A CREATIVE mix of talent, drive & inspiration

Wild Sister Magazine

Love Yourself, Follow Your Bliss, Change The World

The Middle Finger Project

A CREATIVE mix of talent, drive & inspiration

Daily Love with Mastin Kipp

A CREATIVE mix of talent, drive & inspiration

Gabrielle Bernstein, Inc.

Become the happiest person you know!

Allison Vesterfelt

Believe anything is possible

Further Bound

A CREATIVE mix of talent, drive & inspiration

Alien Adventures

Dion Chang's Alien Adventures - from the outside looking in

%d bloggers like this: