A nice day, a European Ultralight (a model called a Sky Ranger), an airstrip “somewhere in France.” An earnest (and, as it develops, gifted in the sang-froid department) young pilot thrills a lady with an airplane ride. But there is a stowaway on board!
One down, eight to go, perhaps.
The domestic longhair is the mascot of the flying club, and keeps aircraft structures free of rodents. It’s doing fine, but hasn’t been anxious to fly again.
And the club’s pilots have a new line on their preflight checklist: look down the wing cells for, well, anything.
Like a cat.