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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 […]

Is it better to learn in a high-wing or low-wing aircraft?

GoFly27 Aug, 2022

Is it better to learn in a high-wing or low-wing aircraft ? As a flight instructor, and having had both high and low-wing training aircraft used in our flight school over the last twelve years, I often get asked, ‘Is a high-wing or low-wing aircraft better for students to learn in?’ While I have my […]

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 […]

Why all pilots need to understand the ‘region of reverse command’

GoFly14 Jul, 2022

Unfortunately loss of control accidents are very common during take off and landing. Many of these accidents could have been prevented if the pilot had a better understanding of slow speed flight and what is commonly known as the ‘region of reverse command’. Region of normal command  Before we talk about the region of reverse […]

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 […]

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 […]

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