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Colin Baxter, 9 Apr 05
"At age eleven or so, I had my first flight in a light aircraft – a pleasure flight in a C172 from Rochester airport. Looking back, £7 was a lot to pay in the early seventies for a single circuit, but Mother knew how deep my passion was. I can remember the feeling as the pilot opened the throttle – the noise, the adrenaline rush as we accelerated across the grass, the vibration as the undercarriage absorbed most of the roughness of the ground. Then the feeling of elation as everything became smooth as we – no I – started to actually fly!" Colin Baxter recalls what made him start learning to fly...
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