Planes, boats and… Cowes?

On my first day of flying I was taught something profound. “If it flys of floats, rent it” – and so I have spent the last couple of weeks away from flying (well almost) and have instead traded wings for the water. Cowes week is the oldest and one of the largest yachting regattas in […]

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Don’t mock me…

In less than 24 hours I will be undertaking my first, and hopefully only Mock test with Steve and I have to say its just as daunting as the real thing. I have never been one for tests or exams as you will have come to realise through reading this blog, I do not like […]

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Getting to know… Ben Makin

Welcome to another podcast in the “Getting to know…” series from Grant Francis and GoFly. Find out more about flying and my own path to the PPL at www.flyinglessons.tv Today we meet one of the youngest team members, Ben Makin, who began his flying career only a few years ago, having won a scholarship with the RAF.  

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16 mile right of passage

There are a number of “key moments” when you’re learning how to fly an aircraft, like the first time you take off, or the first time you land without assistance from your instructor. Following this there’s your first solo circuit and then it’s your first solo navigation… which is a biggie. It’s the first time […]

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One way, or another, I’m gonna divert…

Todays earworm comes from a hybrid of Blondie and my most recent lesson. If you’re unfamiliar with the expression “earworm”, it’s the annoying phenomena where you have a song, tune or even spoken phrase stuck in your head… “so One way, or another, I’m gonna divert, I’m gonna divert, divert, divert, divert, diiiveeeeerrrrt” is the […]

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