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Dressing the part
Now I've had a few lessons and I'm well on my way to solo
flight, the time has come for me to invest in things to make it easier.
My old jeans and bomber jacket combo has worked well enough so far, but
as my flying career progresses, I need to upgrade to...
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Flying straight and level
After a gap of a couple of months, I get aloft once more and learn an unexpectedly tricky manoeuvre: flying in a straight line without turning, climbing, or descending. It's been a bad Spring for the Flying Group. After a Winter of bad weather, we had one o...
After a gap of a couple of months, I get aloft once more and learn an unexpectedly tricky manoeuvre: flying in a straight line without turning, climbing, or descending. It's been a bad Spring for the Flying Group. After a Win...
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Knots and crosswinds
Last weekend, the weather was perfect—or so I thought. Although it was sunny, by the time I got to the airport, there was just enough wind to be a nuisance. My friend and wingman had gone out first, but he only managed to get as far as "lining up" at the en...
Last weekend, the weather was perfect—or so I thought. Although it was sunny, by the time I got to the airport, there was just enough wind to be a nuisance. My friend and wingman had gone out first, but he only managed to get...
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If anyone's interested, I've started keeping a blog about my experience of doing initial training on a DH.82a Tiger Moth. I'm lucky to be in Cambridge, where there's a busy Tiger Moth community (but not great flying weather lately).
I'm learning to fly the de Havilland Tiger Moth, a biplane first built in the 1930's. Come share the excitement with me.
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Sharing the skies with a Dakota
The last few lessons have been mostly practice rather than learning new things. The theory and mechanics of flying a fixed-wing aircraft are pretty simple, but co-ordinating everything takes a lot of practice. Luckily, the improving weather has meant more l...
The last few lessons have been mostly practice rather than learning new things. The theory and mechanics of flying a fixed-wing aircraft are pretty simple, but co-ordinating everything takes a lot of practice. Luckily, the im...
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British engineering and ingenuity
Sometimes aircraft develop faults, especially when they've been flying for more than 60 years. Some faults are serious enough to prevent flight, such as the undercarriage problem that kept EI in the mechanic's for a few months. Others you just have to make ...
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Even so, I'm not sure I'd like to be flying along with the fuel pouring out of the tank everywhere!
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Flying the circuit
A left-hand (anti-clockwise) circuit. Diagram courtesy Rdhuhamel via Wikipedia. The
above shows a left-hand circuit. That's the usual direction, because
most airplanes are what a motorist would call left-hand drive. It's a
lot easier for the pilot to see...
A left-hand (anti-clockwise) circuit. Diagram courtesy Rdhuhamel via Wikipedia. The above shows a left-hand circuit. That's the usual direction, because most airplanes are what a motorist would call left-hand drive. It's a l...
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The long winding road
I was excited as I arrived at the aerodrome. For a start, I'd looked
at the weather beforehand, and it was the first chance for a real flying
day so far this year. On top of that, we'd been warned about some large
aircraft operations, and it's always fun...
I was excited as I arrived at the aerodrome. For a start, I'd looked at the weather beforehand, and it was the first chance for a real flying day so far this year. On top of that, we'd been warned about some large aircraft op...
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Too skinny to fly
The tail end of the winter weather has grounded me for a while, so in lieu of a flying update I have a quick "strange but true". In one of the huts near our flying group is a helicopter flying school, offering training in the Robinson R22 and R44. The R22 i...
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Talking the talk
One of the fascinating things about flying is the jargon used on the radio. Messages to air traffic services (ATS) are spoken in something more like a computer protocol than a language. This is especially needed in a noisy cockpit environment like the Tiger...
One of the fascinating things about flying is the jargon used on the radio. Messages to air traffic services (ATS) are spoken in something more like a computer protocol than a language. This is especially needed in a noisy co...
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