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Pick a Field – Any Field – Now Land On It

Some Fields

PFL – Practised Forced Landing So what happens if you are up in the sky in your aircraft and you get an engine failure? That’s what today’s flying lesson was all about. We take off from Sherburn and head to the southern training area (Over and around Doncaster). This was fun in itself, as it…

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Wind Calm and Human Performance

Mmmm Cold Beer

Mmmm Cold Beer Finally, good weather and finances permitted me to get over to Sherburn today to get some flying done. It was one of those very rare days when the weather forecast says “Wind = CALM”. Which means, as it says, there was little or no significant wind – at least from the surface…

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Flying The PA28

PA28 Rear View

I had to cancel flying again today, due to having no transport to take me to the aero club. I suppose it was just as well, after what I had to pay out for the car service, MOT and parts. So I thought I’d make a blog entry with some pictures of the planes I…

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More PPL Exams Passed

Nav chart

It’s been a while… Lots of music and flying related things going on. Most notable news would be that I have now passed three more of the PPL exams. After passing Air Law late in 2008, I realised (rather late) that I have only a remaining six months to pass all six other exams. Luckily…

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PPL Studying Ahead!

PPL books

It’s a tough few months. (I know, I know – everyone says that)… But it is honest! Anyway without dwelling on the moaning… I just found out that there is time limit applied to the PPL (Flying Training) written exams. We have a period of 18 months from the date of passing your first exam…

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Flying Training on Friday 13th – A Great Day!

Final 29 full stop

Despite the fact that there is still patchy snow and ice on the ground, the skies were clear and wind relatively calm today. Fill her up After checking out G-SACS it was time to leave. Sherburn flight desk My instructor Jonathan Anderson (centre) took some pictures while I was flying. The view is lovely. Especially…

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First Solo completed

1st Solo

At approximately 13:30 today I completed my First Solo flight. What an absolutely awesome experience. After doing four circuits with my instructor Jonathan Anderson, he was happy enough to send me up on my own. It was quiet in the cockpit and a little surreal. Beautiful weather with just a little crosswind. I completed the…

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