Tag Archives: Cessna 172

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

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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