5 down, 4 to go…

Today was again, an arse day for flying. The weather just couldn’t get it’s act together, the TAF’s kept changing further and further into the day and the low pressure just wasn’t pushing the rain, fog, mist, drizzle and general bilge high enough to do anything productive. So when you’re given lemons, make lemonade right? […]

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Finding my way…

The thing with learning to fly is, that no matter how long you think it is going to take you’re probably going to have to double it. Especially if you’re learning in the UK in the middle of winter. Short days and inclement weather join together to make the larger part of most days, unflyable […]

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Practice Forced Landing… in the snow

In my usual line of work, the acronym P.F.L stands for Pre-fade Level, its the action of listening to something in your headphones before you play it on the radio. In aviation however the consequences of getting your PFL wrong are much greater than your listener having their ‘next song surprise’ spoiled. A P.F.L. or […]

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Human Performance…

I am of course talking about the exam here and not the limitations of my abilities as a human (of which there are many – I couldn’t run a marathon for example). As you will be aware, in order to gain a EASA PPL, or even an LAPL you’re required to sit 9 exams covering […]

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Week of Firsts…

This week has been an eventful one. I have, as you will have read been (for want of a better phrase) “bricking it” over the exams required to pass the PPL course. It would seem however that I have been worrying for no reason, I took “Air Law” yesterday and, it was not as difficult […]

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I can hear you…

If there’s one thing i can’t stand, is sharing headphones. The thought that someone else’s ear juice has infected the cans is nasty, so finally, after many hours of research and speaking with many pilots, I have bought my own headset. There are so many different headsets on the market and like anything, there is […]

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