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Reporting in …

What can I say? It's hard to be humble, OK? My previous efforts on the dry end of a fishing reel aren't what you'd call noteworthy. So I intend to produce this photo at every opportunity, whether it's relevant to the text or not, for the rest of my life. I think that's fair enough.…
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Instructor Rating

In the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Australian Flying Magazine, I've written up the saga of my very recent journey through the Flight Instructor Rating. As is my style, it's a warts and all version, but it's my way of saying if you've ever toyed with the idea of doing the instructor rating, DO IT! You'll…
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Avoiding propeller damage

Here's an excellent article on avoiding propeller damage by Charles Gunter in the latest edition of Cirrus Aircraft newsletter. Even though written for Cirrus pilots, it's a worthwhile read for us all on how to look after that very expensive asset out the front of our aircraft. Mismanagement of power on the ground is something…
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Vintage selection in Eden Valley

I was contacted this week by the owners of Hutton Vale Farm, a beautiful 2000 acre property in the north-eastern hills of the Barossa's Eden Valley. Since I've got my work cut out for me trying to fly around and discover all the destinations that Australia has to offer, I love it when a new…
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