This blog is about flying in light aircraft over Australia. It is based on my 54 years of flying over and around Australia’s outback and cities. Initially there will be stories of my early flying days but, since I am still flying, I intend to add photos, video and stories of more recent flying.
The idea of a flying car has been around for a long time now. It really started with the Taylor Aerocar. While it never was put into production the Aerocar did work although the wings and rear fuselage had to be trailered to be available when needed for flight. Six examples of the Taylor Aerocar … Continue reading Flying Car
Have you ever had a dream to fly yourself? Many people do have such a dream but never get to try the dream. Reasons why the dream may not be tried are many but often involve things like the assumed expense, assumed difficulty, self-doubt and family matters. Today learning to fly may not be as … Continue reading A Dream of Flying
Sydney is a primary control zone because, of course, it is home to Australia’s biggest and busiest airport. But light aircraft pilots can do a spectacular flypast of Sydney by following the light aircraft lane from Bundeena in the south to Long Reef in the north. The route must be flown at below 500′ and … Continue reading Sydney Flypast
My first scare while flying occurred while I was flying solo using the privilege granted by my Restricted Pilot License. I was carrying out forced landing practice which meant descending without power to a minimum altitude of 250′ before opening the throttle to fly away again. The temperature in the area was fairly high, perhaps … Continue reading My First Scare While Flying