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August 26, 2007

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No its probably my son driving some VIP on some motorway. He is now a qualified high speed pursuit driver and drives for a very special agency. The training is unbelievably thorough and involves a number of manoeuvres that make your hair stand on end, and probably require changes of underwear for the passengers. Mind you, the cars they are driving are far from standard in everything except appearance. But the exterior apart, you probably wouldn't recognise the rest of it even if you drive the supposedly same model.

The training has been tough, it has been demanding and he has come through with flying colours. As we probably all knew he would - but you never tell your kids something like that now do you?

To say I am proud of his is probably an understatement.

Oh, and his other speciality is flying helicopters. That is what he really wants to do, but the car thing is a good substitute and from my perspective doesn't involve hanging several tons of machinery inherently unsuitable for flying off a single bolt ......

Posted by The Gray Monk at August 26, 2007 01:37 PM

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Flying helicopters.. that's what my bil did in the military. He now teaches simulators. Wow. Your son is very talented if he can fly helicopters.

Posted by: vw bug at August 26, 2007 08:48 PM

I agree, he is a very capable young man and one I am very proud of.

Posted by: The Gray Monk at August 26, 2007 09:13 PM


Pursuit and Evasive Driving courses are the automotive equivalent of Special Forces training. From now on, one of the safest places you can be is in a car with your son driving.

Coupling this with his having learned to fly helicopters, I'd say he is one of those people whose capacity for learning challenging and useful skills that few possess will lead to an interesting and fulfilling future.

Posted by: Seth at August 27, 2007 02:41 PM