Sydney Harbour Scenic – video footage

Here’s a quick 5minute video I put together of my departure, Sydney Harbour Scenic flight and return to Bankstown Airport in May 2011. The camera used to take the footage was a simple Canon IXUS mouted to the interior by a G-Force suction cup camera mount so there’s a little bit of vibration at some […]

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Bankstown – Maitland VOR – Williamstown VFR Lane – Taree – Williamstown CTR – Bankstown

This flight marked a few aviation milestones for me. Firstly, just before I entered the Southbound VFR lane at Brooklyn Bridge I logged my 100th hour as a pilot. Secondly it was my longest ever flight at 3.8 hours. And finally, it was the furthest North I’d flown myself as I made it up to […]

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Light plane crashes after departing Bankstown Airport

A light plane crashed this morning after commencing a flight from Bankstown Airport. The aircraft was reported to have departed YSBK around 8am this morning before the pilot ran into trouble and turned back towards the airport. The transcript of the pilot and ATC went as follows according to an archive recording on liveatc.net: PILOT: […]

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Red Bull Air Race Perth – Day 2

Day 2 of the Red Bull Air Race in Perth was amazing as expected. Kicking off with the Wildcard round where the bottom 4 fought for the last 2 places in the top 12, then the top 12 itself, super 8 and ultimately the final 4. Paul Bonhomme from the UK qualified first from start […]

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Red Bull Air Race Perth – Day 1

Some images from day 1 of round 2 of the Red Bull Air Race held in Perth, Western Australia. After qualifying rounds 1 & 2, English pilot Paul Bonhomme qualified fastest. Surprisingly, Hungary’s Peter Besenyei failed to make the top 10 and is now in the Wildcard shootout on Sunday morning to try and grab […]

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Cessna 152 crashes on landing at Bankstown Airport

A Cessna 152 crashed on landing on 29R at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport (YSBK) yesterday. The 152 was piloted by a student pilot on a solo flight. Details are sill not available, but the aircraft’s nose wheel assembly appeared to collapse on landing at the threshold of 29R which caused the nose to contact the ground […]

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What type of clouds are these?

Travelling in a bus through the Rocky Mountains in Colorado I saw these cloud formations. I’ve never seen anything like these before. This was taken around midday on a Summer’s day in the mountains. There was little precipitation or electrical activity, but the shape of the cloud base was very unusual. Any ideas?

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