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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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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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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Lesson 1 Video Highlights

Ever wondered what a flying lesson was like? Have you thought about learning to fly? Worried that you wouldn’t learn anything or get to have a go? Here’s a bunch of highlights from my first lesson in the air with GoFly… including my first hands-on experience of actually flying an aircraft! I was nervous and […]

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