On Friday night, I was invited to an awards dinner by Almat Flying Club. I turned up and the Quicken Tree in Filongley expecting to find it a room at the back of a pub. Turns out I was wrong! It was fully blown, star studded (the walls had little light glistening like stars) evening to rival the oscars.
I collected a certificate for night flying, while others had awards for first solos, IMC ratings, best progress made, and even a category for those that had been awarded few airline jobs.
It was a most enjoyable evening. I think its something that the local aviation community is seriously lacking. Well done Almat!