After Adam suggested creating CAPTENS, Marianne and he set some goals:
* to fly in tribute to THE FRENCH CONNECTION.
Daniel Heligoin and Montaine Mallet were friends,
and Adam worked as an aerobatic Instructor-Pilot
for them at MUDRY AVIATION in Florida.
* to prove that, as Richard Bach writes :
"You are never given a wish
without also being given the power to make it come true.”
CAPTENS also represents other challenges, some more obvious than others :
Marianne: “Even as flight instructors with many thousands of hours
of CAP 10 time, formation aerobatics are difficult.
At 250 km/h, wing tips just meters apart,
you have to fly figures in perfect harmony of speed, G-forces and radius.”
Adam: “Because of small-time local politics,
we can’t train over home base at Annecy
and have to ferry-flight far afield
to keep sharp.”
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