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Captain Bob's Airads
 
A busy towing 'Airads' banners all day between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. The day starts at Maypole with a refuelling stop at Rochester before flying on to Beccles in East Anglia which we used as the base for two tows before wandering home again this evening.
 

 
A lovely view of the North Kent coast from five thousand feet over the Thames estuary as I start a slow descent in Captain Bob's Cessna 172, towards the distant line of Birchington and the field at Maypole, just visible in the evening haze.  I felt very privileged perched up there in the sky between East Anglia and Kent, looking towards the small bend in the coast where my home is. While other people are crammed into the 17:34 from Victoria, I have a very different, even unique, view of the world and challenges that simply can't easily be expressed in words.
 
It's an unusual thing to do but then Bob Shilling's  Airads aircraft appreared on the BBC programme, 'Restoration', last night, so I guess he's a 'celebrity' banner tower now.
 
One thought though. Try drinking a cup of coffee and eating a cornish pasty and a jam donut while flying an aircraft. It isn't easy and the jam is deadly, leaving us both casting round for a 'wet wipe', the remains of a curry disaster from last week's trip to Troon and the Open Golf, which is another story. 


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