RA-Aus Certificate Flight Test

August 9, 2010

In which I hang around at the airport for the afternoon, act as ballast in a TravelAir without a headset and do my RA-Aus Certificate flight test.

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Circuits with T

August 8, 2010

In which I do some circuits with T.

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Pre-licence check: part IV

August 7, 2010

In which I do a practice forced landing, fly some nice circuits and am cleared to book in for my test.

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Pre-licence check: part III

July 24, 2010

In which I fly badly.

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Pre-licence check: part II

July 11, 2010

In which I learn how to start the Jab in cold weather, manage to do half my pre-licence check and fight with the throttle.

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Pre-licence check: part I

July 4, 2010

So, the plan for today was to do my pre-licence check. Unfortunately the weather gods didn’t comply and instead gave me clouds and fog (sigh).

Anyways, we didn’t get to do the practical part but did do the theory part of the check. Basically I was asked a series of questions about things like the privileges/limitations of the RA-Aus certificate, knowledge about the Jab and how I’d deal with certain scenarios in the air.

Overall it seems I would’ve passed the theory part, which is good. The flying part had to be postponed until next week, but hopefully next Saturday the weather will be kind! 😛

I feel like I’m so close to actually doing the test, it’s rather disappointing to have it affected by weather. Ah well, I guess that’s what I get for getting to this point in the middle of winter!


Steep turns & Circuits

July 2, 2010

In which I do some solo flying to build up PIC time, dodge some rain and do some rather nice landings

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