Blogs : Gofly Online


Is it better to learn to fly at a controlled or non-controlled airport?

GoFly3 Jul, 2019

As the owner of a busy flight school I often get asked by prospective students whether it is better to learn at a controlled or non-controlled aerodrome. By ‘controlled’, we mean Class D towered aerodromes like Archerfield or Maroochydore, while ‘non-controlled’ refers to aerodromes situated in class G non-controlled aerodromes such as Caloundra or Redcliffe […]

Why navigating an aircraft is not that hard (even without a GPS)

GoFly3 Jul, 2019

I love instructing and I really love supervising a student’s navigation training. Many students start their training with the expectation that navigation training, and navigating successfully, is going to be really hard work. I think part of the reason is that when you start learning to navigate, you are bombarded with all this new information […]

General Aviation is dying and here are 10 radical ideas for saving it!

GoFly3 Jul, 2019

General Aviation is dying a slow death. This is not just confined to Australia, this is a worldwide phenomenon. The reasons are many and varied. Some of the main reasons GA is dying in Australia are (but are not limited to) the following: A lack of interest from young individuals in wanting to learn to […]

Learning to fly: fear and personality

GoFly3 Jul, 2019

I have been wanting to write this blog about fear for a long time. Part of the reason I have put it off is due to being incredibly busy over the last six months, and also, ironically, due to my own fear: fear of offending someone!  I’m writing it not to name and shame, but […]

Why you might want to consider learning to fly at Caloundra Aerodrome

GoFly3 Jul, 2019

Before you roll your eyes and say: ‘Of course the owner of a flight school in Caloundra is going to plug his own aerodrome over the other aerodromes’, be aware that my first flight school was actually located at Caboolture Aerodrome. Later, when I was looking around to start a satellite flight school I also […]

If you cannot handle frustration, you cannot be an Airline Pilot

GoFly3 Jul, 2019

Those who can and those who cannot As a business owner and Chief Flying Instructor, I have always been intrigued by why some students succeed during flight training while others give up; or why some of them go on to join airlines and fulfil their dreams while others don’t. I‘m quite obsessed with self-development and […]

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