Blogs : Gofly Online

Mutual support or competitive hostility?

GoFly24 Sep, 2020

I’ve just finished reading a fantastic book called ‘Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber’ by Mike Isaac.  The book gives a very accurate account of the early startup years of Uber through to its massive growth and then finally having the CEO and founder, Travis Kalanick, fired as CEO and thrown off the board. The […]

The twin issues of the pilot shortage 

GoFly21 May, 2020

This article was originally written in February 2020 for the May edition of  ‘Australian Flying’ magazine – well before the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, and its effects on the airline industry. This blog is for all Flight School operators, CASA and government policy makers, airline board members and anyone else who has an interest […]

How to avoid feeling sick when learning to fly

GoFly18 Mar, 2020

Some students and even some veteran pilots experience air sickness from time to time. In fact for my first 10 hours of flight training (about 20 years ago now) I was sick during every lesson. Eventually the sickness disappeared but I learnt a few things along the way. Below I have outlined a few of […]

Can I keep learning to fly during the Coronavirus outbreak?

THOMAS GREGG17 Mar, 2020

Australia has recently introduced the same virus containment measures as other countries.  At first it was just overseas flights and large festivals, events and meetings being cancelled; then it was gyms, restaurants and pubs forced to close. People who can, are being asked to work from home. Interstate travel is now restricted and further restrictions […]

Why the VET Study Loan program for flight schools needs to change​

GoFly4 Nov, 2019

Recently in the Australian newspapers there was a story about 15 students who were taking a very large flight school to court for not meeting the students’ expectations for their Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) flight training. It was no surprise that 99 percent of this school’s training was conducted under the Vocational Education and Training […]

How do I become a pilot?

GoFly12 Sep, 2019

Pilot training at large flight schools starts with a Private Pilot Licence but you can also start with (and save money on) your Recreational Pilot Certificate. Step 1: Recreational Pilot Certificate The first thing you will do is sign up for temporary membership of Recreational Aviation Australia (RA Aus), which covers you for your first […]

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