Country Images Magazine North Edition November 2017 - Page 64

The freedom of flying A light aircraft flying over Derbyshire gives you an unobstructed grandstand view of the fabulous natural environment in which we live. Experience the joy and excitement of flying, soaring above the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Take a bird’s eye view of your favourite landmarks – maybe it’s Carsington Water Reservoir, Dovedale, Froggatt Edge, Chatsworth House, Ladybower Dams or your own home area. Taking hold of the flying controls, you can really experience the freedom of flying. Derby Aero Club offers a wide range of flying services including tuition for the Private Pilots Licence. Flying from its home base at Derby Airfield, Egginton, the club caters for all ages. Recently a number of our younger students have achieved their first solo flight at the youngest legal age of 16. Derby Airfield is also the home of the Comet Racer restoration project. A team of volunteers are working hard restoring Comet Racer G-ACSP that was originally flown by Amy Johnson and husband Jim Mollison in 1934, in the air race from England to Australia. Why not come along to the airfield on a fine day and sit with a cup of tea, watching the aeroplanes come and go, or purchase a ‘Trial Lesson’ as a gift for someone special or even for yourself? A trial flying lesson makes an ideal present, gift vouchers are available from the Derby Aero Club. ROCK FALL THE OUTDOOR SUPERSTORE WORK AND LEISUREWEAR| SAFETY, HIKING AND FORMAL FOOTWEAR MAJOR HOUSE, WIMSEY WAY, ALFRETON, DERBYSHIRE, DE55 4LS M1/28 Tel: 01773 600078| OPEN MON-FRI 9AM-5:30PM |SAT 9:30AM-5PM 64 | CountryImagesMagazine.co.uk