Flight to Scone diverted due to low cloud and rain showers

As part of my Night VFR training I’m due a night flight from Bankstown to Scone via Richmond. This is to practise using navigation aids such as the NDB at Richmond, VOR at Maitland, and the Garmin GTN 650 GNSS in the Cherokee I’m currently flying. So I thought I’d do a test run of the flight […]

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[VIDEO] Russian Roolettes – Yak52 Nanchang Display Team at Hunter Valley Airshow

The “Russian Roolettes” performed a fantastic formation flying aerobatic display at the Hunter Valley Airshow today. The Roolettes (not to be confused with the RAAF Roulettes of course) are a team of six pilots who fly four Yak 52s and two Nanchangs with a seventh member on commentary duty. According to the commentary at the show, the blustery conditions meant separation […]

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[VIDEO] Paul Bennet at the Hunter Valley Airshow 2015

Today I took my daughter to Maitland for day 1 of the Hunter Valley Airshow. A blustery day, gusts between 30-40KTS at one stage and a strong crosswind across the runway 23 which was in use for the show. A few pilots opted to depart/land on rwy 26 which was more into wind, but still a challenging day for […]

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