A flying visit

The RAF dropped in on us at lunchtime today, but not to return their library books – Chetham’s Library is reference only. They landed their beautiful and very noisy helicopter on the school tennis court for no apparent reason other than to see if it could be done – and threw up enough grit and dust to treat the little crowd of onlookers to a free facial dermo-abrasion into the bargain. After having a chat with the crew and even being allowed to climb up and sit in the front seat, we were pleased to show the pilot and his friends round the Library and the ancient school buildings before we waved them goodbye again.

You can see a short film of the helicopter taking off again on YouTube


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