GoFly Facts

The GoFly Facts page contains weekly flight training facts to help you become the best pilot you can be!

Why every good landing is a failed missed approach

GoFly9 Dec, 2022

Learning to land an aircraft is hard When someone asks me: ‘Is it hard to teach someone how to land an aircraft?’, my response is always, ‘Landing an aircraft once you have mastered flying is not that hard, however, learning to land an aircraft ‘well’ and consistently safely, is hard and takes time, perseverance and […]

How to never stall an aircraft

GoFly4 Nov, 2022

Most student pilots, and a lot of experienced pilots, fear stalling an aircraft. During initial training, stalling lessons are given high priority to ensure all students are aware of what an approaching stall looks like, and how to recover with a minimum loss of height if the aircraft does stall. So what is a stall? To […]

Why VFR Pilots should always plan for an alternate aerodrome

GoFly2 Aug, 2022

What is an alternate aerodrome? An ‘alternate aerodrome’ is another aerodrome other than the departure or destination aerodrome, that the pilot in command has selected to fly to, should the destination aerodrome not be suitable for a landing. If an alternate aerodrome is required, the pilot in command must ensure there is enough fuel to […]

Why pilots and passengers get motion sickness and how to avoid it

GoFly26 Jul, 2022

The reality is that most pilots and passengers in light aircraft have felt the effects of motion sickness at some point in their lives. It might have been just a slight feeling of uneasiness or it could have been a full-blown projectile event.  Understanding what causes motion sickness and how to avoid it, is very […]

What documents do pilots need to carry on board the aircraft when flying?

GoFly8 Jul, 2022

What documents do pilots need to carry on board the aircraft when flying? It is important for all pilots in Australia to know what documents they must legally have on board the aircraft when flying. It can be quite confusing understanding the legal requirements and where to find the most up to date legislation in […]

Will electric VTOL aircraft replace personal fixed-wing flying?

GoFly2 Jul, 2022

I have owned a Flight School for over 10 years now. The majority of our students are learning to fly for fun. The majority of recreational flight students have no ambition to turn their passion for flying into a career; they just want to learn for the sheer joy of flying. The next aviation revolution  […]

Why adopting the best glide speed is so important after an engine failure

GoFly30 Jun, 2022

If you have already completed Practice Forced Landing (simulated engine failure) training you will remember how your flight instructor reiterated how important it is to adopt the best glide speed as soon as the engine goes quiet. So why is the best glide speed so important after an engine failure? Glide performance and best glide […]

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