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The Big Picture
Dr Martin Deahl
The Big Picture: First solo flight
By Big Picture contributor Martin Deahl
The Big Picture is a BBC supported project to build the biggest photo gallery in the west midlands. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but behind evey picture there is a story. Here's what one contributor had to say.
Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Martin Deahl, like thousands of other Shropshire people, submitted a photo to The Big Picture. We thought we'd find out a bit more about him - and the story behind his Big Picture. Here's what he told us.
Fulfilled childhood ambition at age 51 (and a means of sublimating my mid-life crisis)!
I actually made the flight in December 2007. Cosford has a thriving RAF flying club which welcomes civilians. Students tend to be either middle aged like me (not all men by any means) or youngsters aspiring to be commercial airline pilots or join the RAF.
The main things that have struck me since I started last summer are:
First solo flight from The Big Picture
Finally, RAF Cosford has been home to aeronautical engineering and a working airfield since before WWII. The Army now look set to move in and it may cease to function as an airfield before too long.
last updated: 28/03/2008 at 14:21