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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