9 down none to go…

As you will by now have realised, I am not the most academic oriented people. I find book learning tedious and frustrating, especially when it comes to subjects that are more theoretical. I am much more responsive to such subjects where I can get my hands on them, or at least visualise the process in […]

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Perfect day for a picnic

Yesterday I completed, at last, my Qualifying Cross Country, or QXC. I left Old Sarum around 12:45, in time to arrive in Goodwood for lunch… which was excellent news. The weather could not have been better, the sky was azure blue the breeze was light and the temperature decidedly tropical. Ok sweaty would be a […]

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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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Getting to know… Ryan Mancey

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 a man who has the air in his blood. He’s the GoSkydive chief instructor,¬† a father, husband and more importantly (as he would say […]

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45’s and spiral dives… heres to up-chucking.

Ginger apparently is a great stomach settler and if you’re one of those unlucky people that struggles with the stomach churning effect you get when you’re on a rollercoaster, going over a hump back bridge or while flying, it’s probably wise to keep some handy. If you’re learning to fly though, you’ll be pleased to […]

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