That’s My Boy

The look on my son’s face will let you know how much he liked his first tandem skydive. He wanted to do back flips out of the plane, pull the ripcord and do lots of spins under canopy, I was more than happy to oblige him. After the back flips, which would’ve been a lot easier if he’d arched a bit more, number one son spent the remainder of the free fall geeking the camera until pull time. When I tapped him on the shoulder, my signal that we are about to die if we don’t slow down a bit, Connor pulled the ripcord and proceeded to scream with joy as the parachute opened. We got lucky and had a nice cloud to fly through before the boy started spinning the canopy so much that I was getting just a little dizzy. We had a good stand up landing and then I got the best present a father can receive, a big hug and a very sincere “Thanks Dad!” It was great to skydive with my son and from his reaction I can safely say there will be many more.

Fighter Porn

Tactic Weapons Course 72 (TW72). This video is just a snapshot of the last two gruelling years of our lives at RAF Valley, on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales in the UK. It’s the culmination of 4 and half years of fast jet pilot training before we move on to frontline combat jets like the Tornado GR4, Eurofighter Typhoon or perhaps shortly the F-35 Lightning II.