Category Archives: Jandakot

Flying and Still Loving It!

Those who know me would probably agree with this statement… “If it is worth doing, it’s worth overdoing! That pretty much sums up the last 6 months or so of flying.  Hello blog, it’s been a while. So thought a brief … Continue reading

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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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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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A Change of Scenery

August 20 was the date of Navigation #2 and the weeks keep ticking past without successfully undertaking the important Navigation #3.  Nav 3 is a test flight to see if the student is ready to go solo, that is head … Continue reading

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Mooney Formation with 4 Planes

One thing about voice messages is that when you get a few and they’ve bank up, it takes for ever to listen to them all, worse still, you have to go through them in order of when they were received. … Continue reading

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Non-controlled airport procedures – In Practice

With a few weeks now passed from the original post, the plan then was to head down to Murray Field and do some circuit practice.  The usual challenge that I’m finding of late is that there were no instructors available … Continue reading

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Navigation Flying Lesson #2 – Beyond the basics

The absolute best thing about being up early in the morning, is that you get to enjoy the sunrise.  The morning of my second nav flight was certainly no exception.  I was excited, there appeared to be no wind and … Continue reading

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Plane Aerobatics at Jandakot with Steve

A few years back I was given a gift to do a formation aerobatic combat flight in an old Nanchang Chinese fighter plane.  Lets just say that got the flying fire going in my belly.  When Steve, a mate offered … Continue reading

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Passed GFPT :-)

Another big milestone was reached today in my flight training, the GFPT!  Formally called the General Flight Progress Test.  What does this mean you may ask.  Well it means that I can now officially take passengers flying when I go … Continue reading

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