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Five go flying in France


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Prologue

Before I start my story I need to clarify a few things. Firstly, for legal reasons this group will not be called the 'famous five' they will be called the 'fodder five'.

Secondly, in the Enid Blyton books Tim was a dog, in this story he is'nt!

The 'five' will be Eddie, Neil, Dave, Ken and Tim.

The great leader cannot be named (once again for legal reasons) so for the purpose of this book he will be known as 'Big Norm'.

Big norm has 5 Padawans being trained to be Jedi paramotorists and pass on the 'force' to others in an unselfish manner (and for money).

The identity of the 5 Padawans must remain a secret until they become Jedis (hopefully on or before 21st March!).

I know that the Famous Five were'nt in Star Wars but it is my story!

The story starts with Eddie Skywalker (not his real surname but an appropriate one nonetheless!).

After many years as a skydiver the time had come to hang up his jump suit and look for another spiffing good sport to take up, and after watching a crazy inventor and a Bear flying higher than Mount Everest (not hard because Mount Everest can'y fly) He decided that this was the sport for him.

After all, it must be better than all the waiting around for a weather window when he was skydiving!!

So he packed himself some Ginger Beer and Ham rolls and set off to see the Jedi master Simon Wan Kanobi known as SW an the planet Tatooine!! sorry got carried away, I meant at the flagpole, where he was taken under SW's wing to learn the not so ancient art of Paramotoring.

After several days playing with a big kite he was cast into the air to fend for himself and after a succesful flight felt that he had found his sport and so it was with a lot of confidence he tried a no wind launch in a ploughed field and had to take a break for 2 months. both to recover from a damaged ankle and to play with his new long thin jigsaw puzzle that used to be a propellor!

On his recovery he tried another no wind forward launch and found that his new propellor had to be fed a tip steerer just to get him in the air!

It was at this point that he saw a message from Big Norm that would give him the chance to join the 'Fodder Five' which he did immediately, and so the story begins....................................

to be continued

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B****Y Hell if this is what you are like sobber it's going to be a very intersting journey down to Airvault in the car, don't think I will need to pack a book to read, do you tell bed time stories as well?

Cant wait for the next chapter, see you in the morning.

David ( one of the Fodder Five )

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And so the story begins of the Fodder five to the flying five.

It was a lonely post that appeared overnight coming from cyberspace, an unknown entity where great information can appear and disappear.

The big N had spoken gently to all that listen when sat at home on windy wet days unable to get the that "fix " of adrenalin to lift them out of there hum drum routine that is known as life.

The Padawan's came forward to glean more from the holly one who had not been seen for many a month due to the unrelentless search and sleepless nights gathering and assembling the holly grail that would rule the lives of those that that would be chosen to undertake such journey.

Padawans are a strange entity, they take time out from life family and their addiction to learn new skills and ways to pass on "The Knowledge"

I give up

Pete b :D

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Ready to use Ginger beer and Ham rolls for a jolly spiffing jape, I am sure this started as a 'famous Five' story!

I will have to change the title to 'Five look for the force'

See you in France Pete where I expect you to be a Jedi Paramotorist!.

chapter 2 will be 'Fodder five meet up'

Looking forward to chapter 3 'Fodder five meet the Flying five'!

May the force (and Ginger beer) be with you

Eddie

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Norman

Managed to work out who the 'flying five' are from your picture and using incredible deductive skills akin to Sherlock Holmes himself!

They are:

Biggles, Ginger, Algie, Bertie and Pete B. The Woman with them is obviously Worrals!.

ps.some people may need to google Captain W.E,Johns at this point........

Eddie

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Norman

Managed to work out who the 'flying five' are from your picture and using incredible deductive skills akin to Sherlock Holmes himself!

They are:

Biggles, Ginger, Algie, Bertie and Pete B. The Woman with them is obviously Worrals!.

ps.some people may need to google Captain W.E,Johns at this point........

Eddie

Well spotted Eddie I am indeed the third from the left at the back.

Pete b

ps Your ass is mine in spain :evil::evil:

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  • 3 weeks later...

I had expected to keep the theme of Famous five/Star wars and Biggles running in France but it never worked out.

Might be because when we were'nt in the field, listening to lectures/briefs we were 'socialising'!.

It was a great week for me and the rest of the 'Fodder five' with lot's getting done.

When I went I had a couple of 'edgy, flights to my name and not a lot else. I came back with a fair knowledge of Air Law, Flight aerodynamics, Paramotor checking and maintenance and, my favorite, Air Navigation, as well as my first cross country!.

I have to say that it must be nerve racking to be out of site of the launch site for the first time at Lambourn but it is more so at a strange site in another country!.

My thanks to SW for sorting that out and having confidence in my ability. It is unfortunate that with another half day of good weather I may have got PPG1 and another 2 of the fodder may have got into the air.

I can only recommend that anyone wishing to take up this sport (is it a sport or a pastime?) get on a course and take advantage of the incredible amount of experience we have with all of our AFI's and QFI.

A big thanks to Norman and SW and also to Paul H and Piers for their efforts.

Cheers

Eddie

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