Category Archives: Pilot License

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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Gold Coast Scenic Flight

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to the Gold Coast for a conference. It meant travelling on Sunday arvo to arrive in time for the Monday afternoon sessions. After flying to Brisbane from Perth, I hired a car … 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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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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Non-controlled airport procedures

One of the dimensions of flying which I have found to be a little confusing are the procedures at non-controlled aerodromes / airports.  Having had all my training to date at a towered airport, the procedures are easy  and you … Continue reading

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Navigation Flying Lesson #1 – co-ordinated kaos

Once upon a time, there was this incredible student pilot.  He was brimming with confident, had a strut in his step and swaggered as he wandered the streets.  His amazing skills included finenessing the aircraft into the air, flying military grade … Continue reading

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