Posts tagged GPS

SkyDemon

My Top 10 Aviation iPad / iPhone Apps

I haven’t done much flying lately due to weather and finances, nothing new there… But I do still keep a close eye on the current technology and gadgetry. I often get asked which are my most used applications on the iPhone and iPad so I decided to make a quick list. I’m still a student (hoping to [...]
Parked at Humberside

First Solo Land Away

Friday 17th September – The weather was finally good enough to allow me to head out solo to land at Humberside. After completing this exercise with instructor Peter last week, I felt pretty confident that I would be able to manage this one on my own. Especially with all that extra space on the [...]
Just Landed

Landing Away

It has taken four or five attempts to get this particular exercise done. Once because of a mess up with timings but mostly due to our often mentioned and oh-so unreliable British weather. Finally, on Friday 3rd September I managed to fly to and land at Humberside Airport, which completed my [...]
Instructor Jonathan Anderson & Mr Phil

Solo Navigation

Today I completed my first ever solo journey out of the local airfield vicinity. I have done a fair amount of solo flying but up until now, only in the circuit at Sherburn. This means plenty of take-offs and landings but not much radio and navigation work. Today was the day when instructor Jonathan [...]
Air Navigation Pro

iNavigation

Friday, July 26 – Time for another section of navigation exercises from Sherburn. This time I had some technical testing and questions in mind as well as the actual navigation exercise. My questions – Does the GPS system that is built into the iPad work well enough to be used for navigation? And if [...]
Entering The PA28

Flying Navigation with Guest

My navigation instruction continued on Friday with a trip to Hornsea (on the East coast of England). Instructor Jonathan gave me the OK to bring a passenger which was really neat. So I met my old friend Pete Neville in the morning and we finished off the flight plan and route calculations at home [...]
Sherburn After Landing

First PPL Navigation Exercise

Today marked my first PPL Navigation exercise from Sherburn. I have been learning to fly now for over two years and today was the first time I have actually flown to a destination outside of the normal Sherburn circuit. There is some out of circuit work involved before the navigation exercises [...]
Parked at Sherburn

Runway 24 Grass

Just a quickie… I went over to Sherburn today to do the final preparation for next week’s navigation exercise. We’ll be flying to Bridlington and Brough. So I need to get the procedure straight. There’ll be a small chance to revise it before we go. This will be my first proper navigation using a [...]
Parked and Ready

Up Down – Flying Around!

We were pleasantly surprised by some more good weather today. So I managed to get over to Sherburn for an hour of flying instruction. It was time for some more practise of precautionary procedures today. It’s a lot to take in all in one go but very enjoyable stuff and as mentioned before, essential [...]
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