Little Breaks Keep Us Grounded

In the past two weeks I’ve done less than 5 hours flying. For the person I was one year ago, this still would have been a dramatic amount above the norm. For me now, it’s not so much. There is an upside to this that I have found, however, and it’s that a little ground time can do us good. Continue reading

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Drones, Drones, Drones

Over the past decade, there has been an explosion of remotely piloted vehicles (otherwise known as drones or UAVs) amongst the general public. They are used for various reasons, the most common of which are to film using attachable cameras, or for just plain fun. However, with this increase, there has been a large rise in near misses with aircraft. It seems, in some places, the law has yet to catch up, and it is quite difficult for the public to know exactly what they can and can’t do. Through my own research, I have decided to condense the current situation in to a single article. Continue reading

Back to the Future

1737912887_01c00b3620_z A few years ago, I was awarded a scholarship to begin flight instructor training. I completed the majority of the course, however other factors came in to play and it didn’t end up working out. I have always said I was glad┬áthat it didn’t, as the life of an instructor wasn’t for me. However, it seems to be more and more apparent that a lot of my opinion of flight instructing was due to the place and the people I was surrounded by. I came to realize that flight instructing can potentially be very rewarding and enjoyable, and is also a very good stepping stone to break into the aviation industry and grow those ever-so-important flying hours. For these reasons, I’ve decided to give it another go. Continue reading