More solo circuits

After completing my ‘first solo’ last week, I have now moved on to do more circuits. The other day, I was in for an hour of solo circuits.
For those who don’t know, circuits are when you take off, fly around the airfield and then come straight back in to land. But immediately after landing, you take off again. You may have heard them referred to as ‘touch and go’s

I was able to mount my camera inside the aircraft whilst doing this

Circuits at Hamilton

This video shows me on my first take off after taxiing out and then three of my better touch and go’s.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get the audio that I hear through my headset (air traffic speaking to me) but it isn’t essential to the video.
I hope you enjoy it. *Sadly, readers in Germany are unable to see the video due to the backing music. I apologise*

In other news, it was my birthday earlier in the week, as you may have seen from some of the tweets on the side. Being abroad for my birthday for the first time felt strange, but it did give me the opportunity to go and do something you wouldn’t get to do in the UK.
We went to Hobbiton, where they filmed parts of Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit. Being just under an hour away from our accommodation, it was a great day out and well worth a visit if you are ever out here.

And finally, with it being ANZAC Day here in New Zealand when I’m writing this, it is only fitting if I leave you with this poem:

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

For the Fallen, Laurence Binyon

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