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Vlog from a log - The Traumahawk

So I'm about as comfortable on camera as a tramp is in a tux! But here we are - life's all about getting out of the comfort zone!

Had great weekend! Saturday featured some wallpaper stripping followed by first cinema trip for the kids and then our first dinner out as a family of 4. Sunday, Bear did his first rolling over stunts, Aria continued her metamorphosis into a fish, and I went to church - read flying club.

Had a cracking couple of hours there chatting aviation books with an ex RAF pilot and catching up with Dez and Ben. They were the only souls down there because as you can see it was a pea soup out, so all flying was cancelled. I also did 2 exams - Operational Procedures and Human Performance & Limitations. Nearly broken the back of the theory. Then I made this Vlog entry - I missed out a load of technical info that I'd intended on including so I'll include it below. Any way I hope you enjoy the Top Gun version of Top Gear with younger but just as awkward Ginger.

General characteristics

  • Crew: one

  • Capacity: one passenger

  • Length: 23 ft 1¼ in (7.04 m)

  • Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)

  • Height: 9 ft 0¾ in (2.76 m)

  • Wing area: 124.7 ft² (11.59 m²)

  • Airfoil: NASA GA(W)-1

  • Empty weight: 1,128 lb (512 kg)

  • Max. takeoff weight: 1,670 lb (757 kg)

  • Powerplant: 1 × Avco Lycoming O-235-L2C air-cooled flat-four piston engine, 112 hp (83.5 kW)

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