When the sun goes down.

Posted by Dave on 02/09/2019

Category: Blog
Many years ago, in the early days of PathFinder, a solo navigation student took forever to get organised, left an hour late, had great conversations with the locals at the stops along the way and when it was obvious that they were not going to make back to Archerfield before last light, pressed on regardless. Two instructors on the ground watched helplessly as the student attempted their first night landing. If our reaction to the above was a shrug of

What’s the Big Deal about Tailwind Landings?

Posted by Dave on 11/11/2018

Category: Blog
What’s the Big Deal about Tailwind Landings? From the moment you start learning to fly, you’re taught to take off and land into the wind. I often phrase it as “Like flying a kite in the park, always run into the wind so that you don’t have to run as fast to get it to fly.” There’s no doubt that while you can land with a tailwind, it increases your risk of things going wrong. So, what’s the big deal
Sling 2 at Kilcoy
Pilot Certificate or Pilot Licence – Which Do I Choose?   So you’ve completed an introductory flight, and you’re keen to take your newfound love of flying to the next level. But what should your next step be? There are three ways you can go: obtain a Pilot Certificate (PC), a Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) or a Private Pilot Licence (PPL). Each option has its pros and cons, so which one should you choose? Pilot Certificate The first step in