Friday, December 28, 2012

How quickly things change........

 
What can one say.......
 
This photo was taken in May 2009...... what a happy day that was, Gavan was like a kid in a toy shop, he bought a light sports plane....... when he was 65yrs he learned to fly, something he always wanted to do but like all dreams would probably never happen but his dream came true.
 
 
 
Here he is on one of his getaways with a mate, looking very pleased with himself I think.

 
We leased the plane to a flying school for teaching and also for private hire but we were able to take it when ever we chose so it was a win win situation.
We made quite a few trips mostly day trips for coffee, whale watching and visiting friends. I was a bit apprehensive at first but as I got used to our little flying trips.... all was good.
 

Well how things can change, on my birthday the 9th of this month we got a call from the school that the plane had been hired out and had just crashed, fortunately no-one was injured but we can't say the same thing for the plane.
 
Its the little white dot on the ground just to the right of the road.
 
 
Here she is back at the hanger.
 
 
 

So that's that I guess, we were insured so that part is good but its very disappointing to see our baby in this state. The best part is of course that on-one was injured and we weren't in it either.

 This year is certainly ending with a bang sadly.....one we could do without.

                                                  QUE SERA SERA.........

11 comments:

shez said...

oh i am so sorry for you both and i am glad no-one was hurt.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh my goodness thank goodness no one was injured. Must be a shock to see it so banged up.

Noela said...

Oh Helen, I am very sorry to hear about Gavin's baby. Glad no-one was hurt especially you or your hubby. Will you fix it? It certainly doesn't look too good. Hugs.....

De said...

oh thats sad Helen. Will you fix it or get a new one! What fantastic memories!

Fiona said...

Oh my goodness.. what a shame but as you say noone hurt... I think I saw it on the news??? Big hugz....
Hugz

Susan said...

So sad to see your pride & joy so damaged. Hopefully you can have it fixed or replaced under insurance . . . Hopefully 2013 will be full of good things.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Helen....best news everyone is safe..x

Nicola said...

I am sure that the insurance will sort it out and you will be back flying soon.

I don't know if I would tryst my DH in the air after his escapades on water. LOL.

Happy New Year dear friend. I wish the New year brings you lots of happiness and joy. May God shower his abundant blessings upon you all year round.

Grethe said...

Glad no one was hurt, but it must be sad to think about it. Have a HAPPY 2013-year with lots of good things to happen:))

Sarah said...

Oh dear! Helen that is terrible news, but as you said no one was hurt and it is the main thing! I know that you will miss 'just flying in, in your own plane for a cuppa or lunch' like the real lady LOL! Are you going to get another?

Jen said...

As every one has said, so good that no one was hurt. Poor poor plane. No more day visits to Bundy now.