What else annoys me is stupid people who we have had say to us "why don't you let him join the Army/Sea Cadets ?"
Errr, cos he wants to join the AIR Cadets ?
It particularly frustrates me now as I think DS is 'ready' for it, and OK maybe he wouldn't be able to participate in flying maybe but he could surely do some other activities ? He came across the guy who runs our local cadets outside Tesco's I think who made it profoundly clear there was no point me even asking if he could join a year early. I felt so for him.
You can get a uniform to fit. They do red arrows suits for age 2yo upwards. Ds (4yo) got one last Christmas. He wants to fly red arrows and concorde and possibly the harrier. I've told him he better concentrate on the red arrows. We got it off ebay, search red arrows suit and it cost us about £5. They're about £25 new. Unfortunately he loves his suit but won't wear it until I've got him a red arrow to fly it in.
I think it's brilliant you want to be a pilot. It takes a lot of bravery and intelligence (you have to know about aerodynamics and other long words). I hope you are able to pursue your wishes. The Red Arrows are so exciting to watch, I can really see why you'd want to be one. I hope, as well, that you have a very strong stomach (I myself get car-sick, so I don't know how I would cope with upside-down flying).
Awww, thats so cute. Are you in Edinburgh then? Thats where they are this weekend i think, for Armed Forces Day?
Im excited because he's home on leave for a few days this week - was supposed to be last week but then they got invited to go and be on Top Gear, and it was filmed mid-week. He met Alice Cooper (star in a reasonably priced car!) and got him to sign their celeb union jack (it gets auctioned off at the end of the season.)