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Mortality 26 Aug 2013 | 07:01 am

People who don't fly always comment on "how dangerous it is" when they find out I am a pilot.  Yes flying is dangerous, but so is crossing a busy street or going swimming in the ocean.  It's all about...

Look Mum, no instruments! 5 Aug 2013 | 09:15 am

One of the flying competitions I have not bothered to try my hand at is Non Instrument Circuits, Sunday saw a competition practice day so I figured I'd give it a shot.  Goal - to fly an aircraft accur...

Like riding a bike? 29 Jul 2013 | 09:52 am

Decided on a nice Saturday to head out and get some Tecnam circuit time in.  Hadn't flown one for a couple of months so booked Andrew to go up with me.  He asked me why I felt I needed him next to me,...

The good, the bad and the ugly 25 Jun 2013 | 04:56 am

The good: Finally taking the Lovely Susan back to Pauanui Dealing with poor weather in safe and composed manner Not getting the crap pounded out of us as we crossed the Kaimai ranges Having a clea...

Thought Processes 27 May 2013 | 07:26 am

LFE said:  "My instructor tells me you should always be scouting for potential forced landing sites, where the hell do you put it down in the mountains?" Here's my take on what I think the correct ans...

Terrain Awareness 26 May 2013 | 09:33 am

Terrain Awareness, aka getting down amongst the weeds, is all about the different considerations required to safely operate an aircraft at low level or in mountainous terrain.  When I did my PPL I had...

Photo mission 3 - the Wind Farm 29 Mar 2013 | 07:14 am

One of the recent additions to the Waikato skyline is the wind farm.  At present it is only a fraction of its proposed size, but it did offer me and amateur photographer Chris another opportunity to c...

2013 New Zealand Air Safari 26 Mar 2013 | 07:54 am

It was the Waikato Aero Clubs turn to host a leg of the Air Safari as I said previously.  I signed up to volunteer my services as needed, and it turned out I was going to participate in the Air Safari...

Happy 80th birthday to Waikato Aero Club 14 Feb 2013 | 11:20 am

I realized recently that 2013 is the clubs 80th birthday.  Wow!  Although the club has not been in continuous operation (there were a few years the club was in recess during WW2) it's still a fairly l...

Happy 2013 1 Jan 2013 | 03:32 am

Happy 2013 and all the best to my fellow cyberaviators! This time last year I said: OK for 2012: 1) Aerobatic Flight 2) Go on a long Cross Country somewhere different 3) Flight in a twin 4) Flight ...

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