The Gorse Fox was treated to a helicopter flight / trial lesson as part of his birthday present. Today was the day that had been scheduled, and so it was that GF and Silver Vixen headed off to Shoreham to pay the money and get underway.
The Silver Vixen had declined the offer to accompany us - and so we flew the 2-seater R22. She remained resolutely on terra firma and acted as official event photographer. This image was taken just after take off, where we took a bow to audience. The Gorse Fox would add that, at this point as we hung from the rotors, he was not touching anything.