New Zealand

On December 9, 2011, in Places To Visit, by admin

Everyone assumes that you have to be an experienced pilot before you can enjoy flying in strange and exotic places, but one place you can fly at any stage of your aviation training is New Zealand, where Rest New Zealand Tours and it’s aviation partners have created a number of packages called ‘New Zealand Sky […]

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How to Fly Using a Wingsuit

On May 13, 2011, in Places To Visit, by admin
Wingsuit flyer at Holland wingsuit boogies

To be able to fly like a bird has always been one of mankind’s archetypal dreams. In 1903, the Wright brothers achieved human flight by inventing the airplane. But human flight without the aid of some form of flying vehicle has never been achieved, up until recently. Today, because of the wingsuit, human flight can […]

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Mid-air Collision Avoidance or how to avoid scary moments

Now don’t get me wrong, I assign no blame to anybody who’s been in a near-hit incident, you can take every precaution, and it can still happen. But that’s no reason to be fatalistic. There are lots of things you can do. But let me backtrack a bit. Once, long long ago, when I was […]

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Americans going round in Circles

On December 4, 2010, in I learnt about Flying from this, by admin

“this is easy”, then slowly realizing that I was drifting and that there was more to the maneuver than met the eye and left it at that realizing that I probably wouldn’t need to carry out this ‘circling’ too often. Now I find myself needing to demonstrate the  ‘turns’ for a check ride so that […]

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Mayday Mayday Mayday

On October 12, 2010, in I learnt about Flying from this, Knowledge Base, Safety, by admin

A day out – in West Drayton! Many years ago, on the first leg of my qualifying cross-country, from Ipswich to Earls Colne, I was ‘temporarily’ unsure of my position. Recognising that I was heading rapidly in the direction of Stanstead, I decided that it was prudent to act sooner rather than later and asked […]

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What’s Flying Families Story

I’ve been asked this many times. To try and make the story interesting I’ll write in the form of a modern thriller; with flashbacks, disjointed time-line and internal monologues. Tweet. He stared at the screen. Another pilot, consoled. Another family now enjoying the luxuries of aviation. He sighed. Still more pilots come. Tweet. Aaaaarghhh!! We’re […]

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