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The Sugar Flight - a Blog!

My blog, The Sugar Flight, will keep you updated on my flying hours, what I learnt, what I loved, and what I need to work on. This page is for all things flying....I hope you like it!  Jade :)

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Sunset Circuits -hour 12

Posted on 6 July, 2015 at 5:55 Comments comments (8)

After an incredibly busy 2 months of school and business, I was finally able to get up in the air again! On the first day of school holidays my family and I woke up early and headed to Cowra where I am to spend the next 6 days. We arrived at the airport around 2pm, and at 3 I watched my mum, dad and 2 brothers take off in FYI – it was my youngest brothers first time up in a small plane and he was so excited! They flew whilst I patiently waited for Christian, my instructor, to finish wit...

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Windy Circuits - hour 11

Posted on 21 April, 2015 at 3:20 Comments comments (0)

The weather conditions have improved slightly since yesterday - it was only 15kts today with a small amount of crosswind. It was raining a little, but not too heavily. After a (very!) cold and wet pre-flight, I gladly climbed into the cockpit to defrost. My little brother Cooper (aged 10 - and another aviation enthusiast) was going to come up for a ride, but wisely choose not to when a big gust of wind moved the plane a little, yanking the controls....

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Flight radio for pilots exam

Posted on 21 April, 2015 at 1:55 Comments comments (0)

Today I completed my flight radio operator exam. The original plan was to fly circuits, but there was no way the weather conditions were going to allow for that. I turned up to Cowra airport only to be greeted with rain, low cloud, hardly any visibility and a 25knt crosswind on the ground (getting up to 50knts at around 5,000ft). Not the greatest of flying conditions! Since there was no arguing on whether I could fly or not, it was agreed we would have a d...

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Attitude, power and trim - hour 5

Posted on 4 March, 2015 at 21:35 Comments comments (0)

I always forget that it’s attitude, power and then trim. I'm tending to chase the instruments rather than set and attitude and hold it with my elevators. I set the attitude and then the trim but sometimes forget about the power, which, as you can probably guess doesn’t really work! We flew some circuits this morning. It was a nice sunny day with not much wind, and if there was any wind it was straight down the runway. An almost perfect day for flying!

I grabbed the keys and ...

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My first time in the left hand seat - hour 1

Posted on 18 December, 2014 at 0:55 Comments comments (0)

Today I finally got to sit in the left-hand seat of the cockpit and fly a plane! My instructor for today was Lyn Gray, chief instructor for Fly Oz, Cowra, and also the person who taught my dad to fly 11 years ago!

With a mix of excitement and nerves I grabbed my headset and headed towards the plane (Piper Cherokee UQM). F...

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How it all began

Posted on 20 November, 2014 at 15:50 Comments comments (2)

When I was 13 months old, my dad returned from a Naval deployment to the Gulf and, with the extra allowances he earnt, he set out to achieve his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. Over the next 3 months I spent most weekends watching the planes (and learning to walk unassisted) in the hanger of Clamback and Hennesy at Bankstown airport.

Finally, dad got his licence and the fun began! Strapped into my car seat in the back of the plane, with earplugs instead of headphones, I went for my...

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