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WHY BOTHER WITH A LOW LEVEL RATING?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Featured, Intermediate | 0 comments

Ralph Burnett contends that the creation of an LL ‘rating’ under Part 61 just confirms the regulator isn’t listening to anyone in the industry or reading the policy of the government of the day.

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Kiwis CAN Fly!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Featured, Intermediate | 0 comments

Who says Kiwis can’t fly? Unlike their national bird, New Zealanders have spread their wings and taken on the world of aviation, not just as pilots, but as providers of world class flight training.

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Visualising Your Flying

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Intermediate | 0 comments

A number of years ago I wrote an article on the differences between being a reactive or proactive pilot, and demonstrated this with examples of military AP3C Orion students flying into an uncontrolled airfield.

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On the Go-Around

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Intermediate | 0 comments

Last post I discussed being prepared to go-around. I wrote that this required the pilot to have thought about the go-around before...

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Preparing for the Go-Around

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Intermediate | 0 comments

One manoeuvre that is often discussed but in practise rarely flown, at least in the commercial aviation world, is the go-around.

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Wind – and How to Use It

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Intermediate | 0 comments

Living in Australia in the summer brings with it many advantages – especially long balmy days that are often perfect for flying. Summer also brings with it many challenges for the student pilot, namely dealing with heat in an often under air-conditioned cockpit, turbulence caused by thermal heating and sea and land breezes, and depending on where you fly, increased storm activity for those of us who fly through the northern reaches of this country.

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The E in Threat and Error Management

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Intermediate | 0 comments

Last post the training article began a discussion on Threat and Error Management (TEM) and looked at what may constitute a threat to your flying operations.

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Don’t Threaten Me

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Intermediate | 0 comments

After dissecting the various legs of a circuit recently, I intend to take the training articles on a slightly different heading and discuss a model used to assist operational flight crew in understanding the environment they are operating their aircraft in. With this understanding then comes an awareness and an ability to quantify the complexities that confront a pilot when operating his or her aeroplane.

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The Heat is On

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Intermediate | 0 comments

Let's continue the regional flavour with a visit to both South Australia and the Northern Territory. Thinking about these specific areas in Australia and possible links to student pilots I came up with two very broad areas for discussion – long distances and heat.

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