Sunday, December 13, 2009
Flyboys: Then and now
It was 7 December 1968, 41 years ago. Marius' dad, Paul Neser, was in his heydays as fighter pilot for the South African air force. He had just returned from a test flight and is walking hand in hand with Anton (left) and Marius (right). Handsome boys!
It was Paul and Sheila's 9th wedding anniversary on the day the photo was taken. This year we were blessed to have them with us in Tasmania on 7 December for their 50th anniversary - what an achievement!
In the picture below, Marius is seriously contemplating his plans of becoming a pilot one day. Anton is staring into the distance, probably planning to rather become an HR executive and make more money than his dad..
Fast forward. The serious discussions were followed through. Four decades later - Marius and Paul getting ready to go up in the air.
This time around Sheila (Ouma Kwakkie) assisted with the preflight checks ;-)
Posted by Blyde Neser at 8:46 PM