Navigation – After my longest NavEx yet

On the 16 May 2015, I did my longest solo navigation exercise to date. This flight was in preparation for my qualifying cross country in my PPL course of which I expect (weather and acts of god permitting!) to do it in 2 weeks time. My route that I did was the below: After weather washing me out for more than 3 weeks, a weather … Continue reading Navigation – After my longest NavEx yet

Back in the ‘circuit’ of things

“The Guide says there is an art to flying”, said Ford, “or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.” ― Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything The above quote rings true particularly when I was learning to fly in the RAF and again in civilian street. As such, people may sympathise with what I … Continue reading Back in the ‘circuit’ of things

A School of a Different Kind

My flight training school of choice was Stapleford Flight Centre, primarily due to reputation and proximity to where I lived. Stapleford Flight Centre (International Civil Aviation Organisation code – EGSG) is a Flight Training Organisation (FTO) that is just inside of the M25 between junction 27 & 28 in the Romford area known as Stapleford Abbots. It is one of the few remaining aviation training … Continue reading A School of a Different Kind