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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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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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