Thanks to you I’m a Garmin Ambassador

I’ve been a long-time Garmin customer. I installed two Garmin GTN650s in my Cirrus SR22, have a Garmin Pilot subscription on my iPad, run with a Forerunner 935, use an InReach Mini for navigating… all of which I paid for myself over the years. Then a little while back, after a series of late night […]

Australian Grand Prix 2022 Track Updates

Work is almost complete on the newly updated track for the 2022 Australian Grand Prix in Albert Park, Melbourne. I took a quick run around the track to see how the circuit looks ready for the race on April 10th. In case you’re not familiar with the circuit, here’s the F1 track diagram from the […]

Singapore Airlines A350 Business Class | Melbourne – Singapore

Singapore Airlines fly Airbus A350’s between Melbourne Tullamarine and Singapore’s Changi Airport as part of four daily flights between the two cities. You can watch the video of a recent trip on an SQ A350 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGszJIxIsWE Seating The A350 has a 1-2-1 configuration in Business Class with the table alternating between the left and […]

Formation flying – how to fly really close to another plane (on purpose)

After getting in a bit of a rut with my flying (see this video for more on that) I decided the way to spark my interest again was to stop being such a loner pilot and go flying with friends. So a group of us decided to fly together to get our formation flying endorsement. […]

Special (not on YouTube) video for Blue Demon Aviation

Here’s a video that isn’t on YouTube that I made recently for the Blue Demon Aviation team. They’ve moved location at Moorabbin Airport and wanted to let customers know where they were and that they’re still very much open for business. So we filmed a fun, 2 minute video one morning at the airport which […]

The music I use in my YouTube videos

I’ve been asked a few times to share some of the music I use in my YouTube videos so I’ve created a Spotify playlist of some of my favourite tracks from videos over the years. Spotify Playlist I generally like downtempo, jazzy, chillhop type music in my videos. I think it compliments the travel and […]

Rex Airlines New 737 Melbourne to Sydney service

Rex Airlines have launched their new Melbourne to Sydney service using Boeing 737s. The new service, on what was traditionally the world’s second busiest air route (behind Seoul to Jeju in South Korea), is a competitor to existing operators on the same route previously offered by Qantas, Virgin, and Jetstar. Rex sold tickets to their […]

Every Airport Challenge – Victoria

Because we’re all having to stay closer to home right now I’ve been missing travelling in my aircraft. I was starting to run out of ideas of places to go that weren’t in another country (or even just in another state) and was getting a little down about only being able to go to the […]

Garmin GTN650 / 750 Connext – databases won’t update?

This is a very niche post for anyone who, like me, may have had issues updating databases on a Garmin GTN650 or GTN750 using a wireless FliteStream 510 and Garmin Pilot on iOS. I could connect to my Garmin FliteStream, I had the databases downloaded on Garmin Pilot on my iPad, but at no point […]

Fly The Border – Victoria

In January 2021 I attempted to fly the outline of the border of Victoria as accurately as possible using only traditional navigation techniques – no GPS, no following magenta lines on my iPad. Just a paper map, a pencil, and a few other analogue tools. It was both a success and a failure. A success […]

What to do with your private pilot’s license

I was recently asked to be on an Australian Aviation podcast called Up And Away. The podcast is run by fellow aviator Chris Frangou with guests including Outback pilot Shelley Ross, Steve Hitchen from Australian Flying Magazine, Bevan Anderson (creator of AvPlan EFB) and now me! We have a chat about how I got into […]

My last video bombed, what do I do?

Last night I uploaded a video and experienced the worst performing first 8 hours of any video I’ve ever released. As I was working through the reasons why I thought I’d share my thought process with you to help those who, at some point in your life, have also produced something that just didn’t work. […]