Author Archives: OzFlyer

City Orbits and Wake Turbulence

How so much can be lost in a month!  It was now four weeks to the day after my first navigation solo flight.  There had been a lot going on and but the main culprit had been the shite weather.  … Continue reading

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First Solo Navigation Flight: How strong winds nearly claimed a victim

There are a few highlights which every student pilot experiences on their journey to become a licensed private pilot.  The First Solo is huge, the Area Solo is amazing and of course the first Navigation Solo!  This is the one … Continue reading

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New Perth International Airport Plane Viewing Area

Having just left the airport, I searched google on my phone to see if the new viewing area was opened.  Turns out it is.  The area is half way between the domestic and international terminals on the new link road. … Continue reading

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PPL Theory Exam, License and Aerobatics!

Although the blog posts have been a little slow, a fair bit has been happening over the past little while.  The current update on where I’m at with my Private Pilots License, is that I’m already thinking about what I’m … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve NOTAM from Air Services

Air Services have issue a NOTAM (Notice to Airman) for Christmas Eve. You can find the general details here. Happy Christmas and safe flying 🙂

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Appearance in AVIATOR Magazine December 2011 Edition

Last night I received a text message from Adam, my old instructor, “Hey buddy, whats with our ugly faces in AVIATOR magazine?”.  It was a good question, but at first I was slightly taken back by being branded ugly!  I … Continue reading

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Navigation Lesson 3 (take 2)

Navigation Lesson 3 was my first flight since the transfer to JFC.  Coming away from that lesson there was considerable feedback which I needed to seriously look at (its a common theme, right Mav).  That lesson, and this one (15/10), … Continue reading

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