Another memorable experience on this trip to Chiang Mai was another sky adventure... Riding a microlight plane. Before I left Manila last November-- I was trying to get in contact with the handlers of the microlight plane adventure in Chiang Mai... they were not responding to my several emails to them. So I decided to ask Moo, our contact in Chiang Mai to get hold of them and try to get bookings for a microlight adventure trip -- this time... I wanted the ride at 4:30pm --- to get sunset shots. Moo informed me that there were only 2 microlight planes available so we had to plan well who will take the first flight out. The flights lasts for 15 or 30 minutes. The flight which will last for 15 minutes ( will carry Oskie and Jaqui on the first trip ) and the second flight which will last for 30 minutes ( Boom and I will be flying together up in the sky on separate planes ).
I was trying to convince Oskie to go and take it with us. He had his misgivings about the microlight saying it was small, etc. In short... he wasn't too keen on going on the plane. But Boom and his wife Jaqui were raring to go. Not wanting to be left out in the adventure he acceded to my pleas.
Our pick up at the hotel was at 3:30pm. We all decided to have a light lunch that day and waited for the pick up.
Again---- they were punctual.. they came for us at 3:15. Off we went to the small airfield.
Jaqui and Oskie were the first one to ride the microlight--- they were going to be up for 15 minutes.
Our flight certificate was given to us...
Did I get a good sunset??? My answer is No.... but I got something instead....
The guy on the ultralight plane crash landing on the runway.