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Lesson 15 – First Solo Flight – 7th March 2011 :-)

March 7th, 2011 was the day when I finally offloaded my instructor and took the skies alone.  Fifteen hours on and I’m still smiling. A few weeks back when I didn’t get to go Solo, Steve said to me “Don’t … Continue reading

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Lesson 14 – Solo Prep

Its been two weeks since I last flew.  So this weekend I was determined to get it everything I could to try and go solo.  The slight issue was that everybody else wanted to fly this weekend too.  Anyway, I … Continue reading

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Flight Simulator for Student Pilots at Home

Flight Simulators are used extensively by commercial pilots to do aircraft certifications, practice emergencies in situations where you’d never want to be in real life and of course to have fun. Where else could you do a low pass under … Continue reading

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Solo? Not today…

The gods were against us today. It started badly, I woke with a sore head. Few too drinks the night before. Then when I got to the airport Adam says, we haven’t done weights and balance. Its a pre-requesite to … Continue reading

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Lesson 12 – “Crosswind” landing video

Here’s the video of the landings from Lesson 12.  Also note the close call with another aircraft on final…

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Lesson 12 – Survival (CrossWinds & Gusts at a rate of Knots)

Coming off the back of a busy week at work, flying this weekend was something to look forward to.  It was all looking great, except the weather.  Strong winds appeared on Saturday and then again this morning.  The Bureau of … Continue reading

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>30 degree turns

>Been a little over a week and Christmas out of the way, took the opportunity of the two public holidays this week to fit in a couple of lessons.  Yesterday was medium turns. Back with Adam again and in VH-IGX. … Continue reading

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