One of the big plusses of the Motorfalke is the side-by-side seating, which makes sharing flights that much more rewarding. I always enjoy watching the grins on my passengers' faces.
In early January 2013, my old and dear friends the Van Wyk family came for a brief visit. We managed to catch a beautiful winter evening and I took all 4 of them flying:
A quick winter sunset flip with my neighbour and good friend Pedro, on a brief home visit from his Norway job:
This little charmer is my son Nicolas, currently aged 3. He had been expressing a keen interest on flying in Daddy's plane, but I had been putting him off - until the day a few months ago when we went out to the airfield on a day trip with friends and I took their (older) kids for flights. That was it - Nicolas, age 2½, was having no more delays. It was either fly right here, right now, or completely dissolve in a puddle of angry tears on the hangar floor. So I relented, strapped him in on top of some extra cushions and flew a quick circuit, nervously observing his reactions. I needn't have worried. Halfway through the downwind leg he stuck his hand out the little sliding window, felt the air for a while, and then calmly turned to me and said: "It's cold outside, hey Daddy?" Since then we have been on several little flights. This last time the blue balloon absolutely had to come along for the ride...