My buddy Ralph and I set out on a mission to fly the Avios HU-16 Albatros from a local canal..... Now make no mistake. Finding a location near us to fly has been difficult. Greater london is so populated that on any decent day for a maiden - the waterways are crowded with picknickers and their floaty boat things!
The good news is that we finally found a moment. The day was stormy... nobody was going to be out on the canal... massive shower... and then.. wait.. a clearing. No wind. Sunshine... Perfect!
So what do I think? Well this was my first time taking off and landing on water.. and it was a real challenge. I was scared. But all up it went rather well.
Ralph managed to get some fantastic footage! Check it out in this video.