South African Adventure
How it came about:
Four weeks ago Para Taxi contacted The Flying Effect in need of tandem pilots ASAP, they had seen our ‘cry for a PG job’ on the Paragliding Forum. As I am unfortunately not a tandem pilot yet I suggested that if they needed a retrieve driver, assistant, intern or whatever… in a couple of months (as I’d just taken on a big freelance graphic design job and I really needed to make some (or a lot of) money to cover my last travelling stint and a new glider) … I’d be there.
They immediately wrote back saying they actually did have an opening for an internship, ASAP. So, naturally, I threw my well paid option to the wind and eagerly replied Yes, please! We spoke on Skype, came to an agreement and I booked a flight to South Africa. This is the kind of opportunity you don’t shy away from when it comes falling at you from the sky!
Para Taxi, Cape Town, South Africa, 6 months.
I will learn all about running a PG company by being immersed in the daily operations of a PG company.
I will get the chance to train as a tandem pilot.
I will fly in freakin’ South Africa!!! :-)
I will see, live and breathe in a new-to-me country and it’s culture.
And last but not least, hopefully my skills from previous jobs and life experiences will benefit the company and the team.
What about Ása?
Ása is going to enjoy winter flying in Iceland on her new Hook, pursue her other passion which is graphic design and spend time with family. She is an adorable little Christmas child at heart who spent last Christmas alone in a 3 star hotel in Agadir, Morocco (while I was stuck in Arcachon, France, supposedly on my way over but never made it, that sucked) and the Christmas before that she was freakily ill with food poisoning in Pokhara, Nepal (with me force-feeding her salt-solutions and running out for more toilet paper). Good times, for sure, but she’s more than ready to spend this holiday season being merrily fed Christmas brew and running out for more wrapping paper.
I know her witty posts and grinning face will be missed from this webpage so I’ll be sharing news of her here from time to time.
8 days to go!