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Was it Brian Ashworth's First Solo?

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

On 23rd October Pastor Brian Ashworth of the Freedom Harvest Church in Belfast took the opportunity to dispense with his Instructor’s services and flew Thruster G CGFZ round the airfield circuit on his own for the first time. The landing was straight out of the textbook and Brian subsequently claimed that his god was with him on the flight. (So was it actually solo?) Congratulations anyway Brian.

Barry Rollins. First Solo Flight

Mon, Oct 5, 2020

Barry Rollins started to learn to fly in 1996 but other  life commitments  then took priority over his desire to become a Pilot and he parked the course. A mere quarter of a century later Barry resumed flying lessons in a 3 Axis Microlight and within 5 hours reached Solo standard. On 6th October Barry flew his First Solo in Thruster G CGFZ and is looking forward to the next 25 years,  but this time as a Qualified Pilot. Congratulations Barry.

Busy Brian Blakely Solo in One Month

Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Being a very busy road surface contractor has left Brian Blakely with no days off since the beginning of September, so learning to fly has of necessity been an after work activity. In exactly one month Brian has progressed from first training flight to first solo flight in Thruster G CGFZ on 1st October As the old saying goes “If you need something done quickly give the job to a busy man”. Congratulations Brian.

Sammy Nummy. First Solo Flight

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Up until today Sammy Nummy’s rare breed Clydesdale horses and Wooly Llamas have enjoyed sole occupancy rights on Sammy’s Farm at Castlerock. However Sammy’s First Solo flight on 29th September in Thruster G CGFZ may well herald the end of Sammy’s pets’ monopoly as they will soon have to share their territory with a runway and a Microlight Aircraft. David Attenborough has already lodged a protest on behalf of the Llama. Congratulations on your First Solo Sammy.


Hi Ken,

I hope you’re keeping well!

Just wanted to let you know you can add one more to the list of Fast Jet pilots you have trained! Out of 19 students being streamed after elementary flying training, 6 of us were selected for fast jet! I definitely wouldn’t have been in that top 6 without the training you gave me back home, so many thanks once again! Still plenty of work ahead but glad it’s going in the direction I wanted!

I don’t start my next stage of training until the summer so going to put my NPPL to good use with the RAF Microlight Association in the meantime!



Ross Spence

The trial lesson was great fun, flew the entire time, thanks Ken.

Mark Smith