Category Archives: Navigation

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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Private Pilot License Flight Test

I had exactly 1 week after my pre-license to get my Private Pilots License flight test done before I had to return to work.  Time to make it happen… It was a Thursday and all that was needed was some … Continue reading

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Overcoming Procrastination

Ok, so from time to time there are a few things I procrastinate with.  But I’m only going to go into one such procrastination, finishing my Private Pilots License. In Febuary 2012 I was ready for my final flight test … Continue reading

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Flying around Australia

Flying around our great big island we call Australia is something that I’d love to do.  So, like many, I’ve done it in commercial airliners, but that is not what I mean.  I want to pack a few loved ones … 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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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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