What can I say, the last seven weeks of flying have been fantastic, and with another nine weeks to go out here in New Zealand there is plenty more to come! As we are now in the Navigation phase, I thought I’d piece some footage together to give you all a better view of just what our flights involve as well as some of the incredible the sights we see.
I hope you enjoy it!
P.S. On another note, the EasyJet MPL scheme will soon be open for applications, and all the information on the 2014 course can be found at http://www.ctcwings.com/easyjet.
As always, I am very happy to answer your questions so feel free to use the ‘Contact Me’ feature of the website to get in touch. To those applying, good luck and maybe I’ll see you soon here at CTC!
It’s been two years since I last flew an aircraft solo, and it’s been almost a year since I’ve flown one with an instructor so, needless to say, it has been absolutely amazing to get back in the sky after all this time. Nothing quite beats the feeling of waking up on a sunny morning for a flying lesson, and I’m feeling very privileged and thankful to be out here doing just that. As it has been a while since I flew regularly I was well aware that I could be quite rusty, but thankfully after a few lessons it all started to feel very familiar and it has been great to learn new skills and improve on things that I covered during my flying back in the UK. Now, this post is quite picture heavy so you may have to scroll for a while (I promise that it’s worth it)!!
As is always the way, the course out in New Zealand is passing by very quickly. After completing our Air Law and NZ Differences exams, the flight training started with four simulator sessions looking at the basics of flight, the G1000 system, as well as a brief introduction to IMC flight to allow us to appreciate the differences even at this early stage of training. After that, we began lessons on basic control, steep turns, stall, stall recovery and circuits and circuit emergencies in the Cessna 172. The lessons are all 1.3 hours in length, and cadets usually report to the training centre around two hours before the off blocks time to allow time for flight preparation, which includes: Continue reading “Returning to the skies”