Flight Safety

Normalization of Deviance

  Sharing my 10 minutes of fame from last months Safety First Webinar. With hope that there might be something…

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I learned about flying from that: Rejected take-off in a Cirrus

Aircraft: 2018 Cirrus SR22T GTS G6, Detail: IFR Training Flight, Airfield: Fairoaks RW24 On conducting a walk round of the aircraft two…

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I learned about flying from that: Keep calm when things get scary!

It was shortly after I’d qualified and I was flying VFR with a family friend. We were in the cruise…

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I learned about flying from that: Keeping calm when the cloud base starts dropping

Another one was being sent to complete a flying lesson in quite low cloud, where a few of us were…

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I learned about flying from that: Taking Control Early with your Student

Here’s one from when I was flying with a student, nearing the end of training. I was struggling to get…

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I learned about flying from that: Lost At Night with Low Fuel

When your very survival depends on the helping hand of a stranger. Anyone who’s ever been lost in an aircraft…

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I learned about flying from that: GoPro loose article stuck in the rudder pedals

One fine day in mid 2019 I find myself with the honourable offering of being a newly minted PPL’s and friends right seat for their first flight with their new shiny license.  Now it was an aircraft I’d never flown in before and although familiar with the type, there were some noticeable differences from…

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I learned about flying from that: SVFR, A Day to Remember

Another Seemingly Simple Delivery I was behind in the aircraft we would return in. Trailing because the battery was giving…

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