Author: Jordan Terry

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Debrief – Saturday 15th May

A good chunk of my last eight hours in the air have been spent flying around the circuit and I have finally gained enough solo time that my instructor has the confidence to send...

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Debrief – Saturday 6th May

On the morning of the 6th I woke up with nothing planned for the day other than reading and watching a film. My phone starts ringing and it is my instructor – interesting! “Jordan”...

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Debrief – Saturday 29th April

Another Saturday and another morning in the air! The weather was slightly overcast with some gaps and a light breeze blew from the north. The agenda for today Get better at checklists Crabbing on...

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Debrief – Saturday 22nd April

This was only a short session and I would have about an hour in the air. It was a nice day; clouds about at 4,000ft and a light wind blowing across the runway. The...

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Uh-Oh Moments

You can’t learn to fly without having a few moments that make you go “uh-oh”. I think of an uh-oh moment as a situation that can lead to feeling uncomfortable or panicked which could...

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Aerobatics

To me Aerobatics is the pinnacle of aviation; performing stunts in flying machines that no flying machine has the right to be doing. Since I starting flying, aerobatics is something that I have been...

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Lee to Compton Abbas

After spending many a lesson in the circuit at Lee taking-off and landing, it was finally time to leave the circuit and do some actual flying. After the circuit comes navigation. There is lots...

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Bad Weather and False Starts

The common foe of all pilots: bad weather. Stroll into a flying club on a foggy Saturday and you will find a squadron of pilots aimlessly wondering in circles. Even if there was a...