Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away…

On the 15/07/2015, 2 days short of a month after passing my PPL Final handling test, I received my license in hand. One year and four months of training, 9 ground exams and 2 practical exams later has landed me this little blue book that allows me to fly Single Engine Piston land aircraft. However, Let’s go back four weeks. What did I decide was … Continue reading Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away…

The Last Hurdle – Skills Test – A Pass after 2.5hrs of hard work

On the 17 June 2015, I did my EASA PPL (A) Skills test. After weather cancelled an attempt on the 14 June with cloud base at surface level, calm winds and less than 3km visibility, I was anxious about taking holiday off work for the middle of the week given the forecast looked favourable. When it actually came to the morning, the weather was immaculate … Continue reading The Last Hurdle – Skills Test – A Pass after 2.5hrs of hard work

Qualifying Cross Country – 150nm of awesomeness

On the 07 June 2015, I did my Qualifying Cross country solo navigation part of my PPL Course. After being washed out the day before on a count of weather (the wind being too strong at Lydd – 25V35 at 340), I luckily had booked Saturday and Sunday sessions to book my QXC. The winds had eased on Sunday and it was a beautiful UK … Continue reading Qualifying Cross Country – 150nm of awesomeness