FULL MATED BRIEF

Full MATED Brief One of the most important steps in puzzling together all the different parts that I had learned during the 1st Moves and 2nd Steps (taking over the full responsibility in order to fly solo, achieving and completing the Private Pilot License) was creating the full navigation planning in short time and with high accuracy. […]

FIRST SOLO NAVIGATION FLIGHT

Same as First Solo Flight? I had my first solo flight on the same day as my first navigation flight. The navigation flight took place in quite poor visibility and had just opened a totally new field of serious concerns in my mind. Full of impressions, thinking about something totally different in combination with self-confidence and that […]

FIRST SOLO FLIGHT

 — 5 seconds after landing my first solo flight —   Congratulations!! The most awesome moment in an aviation career! It is late afternoon on December 1st, more or less 4 months after this famous coffee with my friend Malvina who had initially influenced my Decision & Plan to start this journey. Weather: very calm winds, not the clear […]

PRACTISED FORCED LANDING – GO

The Briefing starts at … This Sunday morning, it’s a little cloudy with a partially blue sky, we start the briefing for emergency engine failure. Firstly, the instructor explains how we start the exercise. After we reach the altitude of 2,000 feet, he will take over the same checks that I would normally do for […]

FIRST FLIGHT TO ANOTHER AIRFIELD

Briefing – Shoreham Today’s briefing starts with the words: “Are you ready to fly to Shoreham?” You fly and I take over navigation and radio. There will be more radio, very good exercise for you to just listen and try to pick up as much as you can.” “That sounds absolutely awesome – let’s go!” I […]

FIRST CIRCUITS & FREDAT

Circuits – Feel like a pilot Today’s first question: “Have you ever heard about “Circuits”? Yes – it’s what you learn at the beginning to understand where the wind comes from and how to line up to land. You should of course be able to fly it properly at the exam. Afterward, in real life, no […]

GENERAL CONCEPT

General Concept – “Milestones – Step by Step – Short Stories” The idea behind the PPL(H) Milestone Stories is to illustrate to interested future helicopter pilots how the PPL(H) training looks like based my personal journey of becoming a helicopter pilot. I have taken a diary “approach” and wrote all the posts as a student. […]

DECISION AND PLAN

Table of Contents FROM_ZERO_TO_PRO A journey to get professional Helicopter Pilot  The Dream, Decision & Plan It all started as a small kid. Helicopters created tremendous affection. But it seemed to be just the dream of a lifetime. Totally impossible. At Aged 39 – out of the blue – everything changed and turned into reality. […]