Stalling, A healthy outcome

There is a misconception around the term stalling. It’s often imagined by “noflys” (a name I’m coining to describe those who either can’t fly, or have not yet begun their pilot training) to be a dramatic and dangerous occurrence, accompanied by an increasing whirring note as the aircraft plummets to the ground and for its […]

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Stage fright take off…

If you have ever been on stage, you’ll understand the feeling of stage fright, the way nerves grip your insides, how everything squirms, your heart pounds, your breath becomes shallow and you feel like you just want to close your eyes and run. You look out towards the audience from the wings and you know […]

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Medical Exam Fail

I had my first medical exam last night. The examination in itself is really very simple. painless actually. You have a chat about your medical history, you talk over a few points, they poke and prod you, do that weird reflex test and generally check you’re not going to keel over mid-flight… which I am ashamed […]

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