Cirrus lean assist and making an IFR airborne report

In this week’s pilot vlog we’re departing Shepparton Airport to track Southbound back home to Moorabbin. The departure is from an uncontrolled airport without ATC communication on the ground, so we have to depart visual and pickup our IFR flight plan with an airborne call. En route I also take a look at how the Cirrus Lean […]

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QF422 Melbourne Sydney Qantas A330 Inflight Snack

morning tea onboard QF422 Melbourne to Sydney

Occasionally when flying between Sydney and Melbourne ­Qantas operate an Airbus A330 instead of the usual Boeing 737. This is good for a few reasons, there’s slightly more space, the flight is shorter, and if flying in Business the Business Class cabin and experience is usually better. In Economy (where I was) on a morning […]

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British Airways London to New York JFK via Shannon | BA3 Business Class

British Airways run Airbus A318s from London City Airport to New York JFK Airport via Shannon in Ireland. The cabin is comprised of only Business Class seating and recently I was lucky enough to take one of these flights (BA3) with my wife in September 2016. The video shown below shows the arrival to London City, […]

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VFR on top – flying above the clouds

Flying ‘VFR On Top’ is when you’re flying under the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) but on top of the cloud layer. I’m not a big fan of this (as you will see in the video below). When the cloud started closing in on me up ahead, I had no choice but to divert off my track and […]

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Bad landing and a go around – Moorabbin to Latrobe Valley

The winds were variable at 4 Knots, no turbulence to speak of, and the circuit wasn’t all that busy. But despite everything acting in my favour I still managed to bounce a landing at Latrobe Valley Airport today forcing me to take the only viable option and go around. After a circuit back around the airfield the second attempt […]

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