GIVEAWAY – Signed copy of ‘Voyage Of The Southern Sun’ AND vinyl soundtrack

If you’re into epic adventures and love aviation stories of pushing the limits you’ll love Michael Smith’s story of flying a Searey flying boat around the world. I’m lucky to call Michael a friend, but he’s also a massive inspiration to me for my flying. He’s kindly given me a signed copy of Voyage Of […]

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Pilot Self Doubt – when you doubt yourself as a pilot

I’ve had a couple of you reach out to me recently about the subject of self-doubt. It seems like some of you are suffering from episodes of self-doubt in your flight training or flying career and you’re thinking that you’ll never be as good as other pilots that are out there. Or worse still sometimes you’re waking […]

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A Thank You To My 20K Subscribers

This evening, I watched my YouTube subscriber count tick over 20,000. I remember at the start of this year I had just over 3,000 people subscribed to my channel. That number was huge to me, I couldn’t comprehend that 3,000 people would want to not only watch the videos I’d posted so far, but click […]

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Outback Flying Adventure – Download my Flight Plans

I recently spent two weeks flying solo around the West and North of Australia through some of the remotest parts of this country. My flights took me over the Nullarbor Plain, the Simpson Desert, the Kimberley and around Australia’s top end. Plus over Western Australia’s island archipelagos, through the Red Centre, and with scenic flights […]

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Win tickets to OzFlightSim Expo

Win tickets to Oz Flight Sim Expo 2018 I’m talking at this year’s Oz Flight Sim Expo and have 2 tickets to give away for the show on Saturday November 17th. The expo is at Illawarra Regional Airport and I’ll be there all Saturday morning checking out the expo and hopefully meeting you too! You […]

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Come meet up at Oz Flight Sim Expo ‘18

I’m going to be presenting at this year’s Oz Flight Sim Expo, giving a talk about my background in aviation and sharing some of my aviation experiences. I’ve been running XPlane 10 on an iMac at home and have used it for Instrument Flying Training for a few years now, but I’ll admit I’m not […]

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Qantas Founders Museum Super Constellation Project

(photo from @qfom Twitter account). The Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach, Queensland is a place that will always be close to my heart. I flew up there from Melbourne over 3 days in 2017 in one of my first ‘big’ trips in the Cirrus SR20. I had two nights in Longreach and made the most […]

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Inside The Dish – the Parkes CSIRO radio telescope

I recently flew from Moorabbin to Parkes in NSW as part of a longer trip up to Longreach and back. After landing at Parkes I grabbed a hire car and made my way to the CSIRO Radio Telescope, popularised in the 2000 Australian movie ‘The Dish‘. I was given a really informative and interesting behind […]

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Navigation flight log template – how I track fuel and estimates in flight

I’ve been asked a couple of times how I log my flight times and estimates in-flight. If you’ve watched any of my pilot vlogs on YouTube  you’d have seen I use a kneeboard strapped to my right leg which has a few pages in it. Firstly there’s the flight log template (we’ll get to that […]

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Qantas Founders Museum Longreach – Boeing 747-200 707

Today I’m vlogging my way around the Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach featuring the Boeing 747-200, Boeing 707, Qantas Heritage Hangar, and Catalina flying boat. Join me on this special video at the museum as part of my 6 day trip flying solo from Melbourne to Longreach and back. Thanks to our Jet Tour guide […]

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