Private Pilot Licence (PPL) Photo

Private Pilot Licence (PPL) Test

I did it, I’m officially a Private Pilot! I guess I’m meant to know stuff now. The day of my Private Pilot Licence (PPL) flight test is finally here. I don’t think I’ve ever been this nervous. Before we get into that though, let’s discuss…

October 10, 2016
VH-TKJ

Flying Lesson # 46 – 6th Navigation Flight

  The journey continues.. whilst I thoroughly enjoy being a casual flyer, for my journey to continue, I really need to just get this PPL done and dusted and march on toward my CPL (and beyond). At this point, the flying once every now…

August 13, 2016

Aftermath of the closures

With all that is happening lately with the Royal Queensland Aero Club and its affiliate the Airline Academy of Australia, I start to wonder if heading to a large flying school i.e. Basair, is the right option. I’m convinced that the fulltime VET FEE…

April 20, 2016

Why do tests scare me?

Tests scare the bejesus out of me! I don’t know if it’s due to a fear of failing, what people might think or just incredibly high expectations of myself. What ever it is, I’ve never been OK with being tested. Being the avid follower…

April 19, 2016
Training Area

Training Area Solo – Revision

It had been a little while since I had flown so thought I’d book a C172 and head out for a training area refresher. The thing I love about Gil Layt’s Flying School is that, because it’s small, you really get to know the…

April 4, 2016

Training Area Solo (with passenger)

Now that I am back in the air again, I need to smash a couple of solo navs and then do my test before I can get in to my commercial training. For those playing along at home, comment if you can remember what…

January 31, 2016

Joke of the week – Diary of a Student Pilot

Week 1 Monday: Rain Tuesday: Rain Wednesday: No rain; no visibility either Thursday: Take instructor to lunch. Discover I don’t know enough
 to take instructor to lunch. Friday: Fly! Do first stall and second stall during same manoeuvre. Cover instructor with lunch. Week 2…

January 16, 2016

Pre-PPL Training Area Solo

With my little break from flying over, Robert suggested that before heading out on a nav, it’s probably a good idea to get some training area practise under my belt. So I booked a 172 for a solo flight out in the training area.…

January 9, 2016

Flying Lesson # 44 – C172 Re-familiarisation (Circuits)

After a long wait, I’m finally back in the air. I won’t go into the reasons as to why I haven’t flown for some months, but let’s just say – life gets in the way. In any case, I’m back and ready to smash…

December 16, 2015

Second Solo Navigation Flight

There wasn’t a lot of preparation needed for this flight. Really, all I was doing was tagging on an extra 14 minute leg to the flight I took a number of weeks earlier. I felt a lot more relaxed heading into this; my second…

November 23, 2014