CROSS COUNTRY QUALIFLYING FLIGHT

Well prepared & Simply great Fun The Cross Country Flight combines all the learning about proper planning and experiences built during the previous navigation flights. During those exercises I have approached and landed at both foreign aerodromes twice before. There is one leg – or better one flight – the one between Stop N° 1 and N° 2 from Blackbush […]

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 […]

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 HOVERING

Day 2 The second day has started and the briefing is significantly longer, the really serious training has started. And, I am totally surprised that the instructor starts explaining to me in detail what I have to consider during my first attempts to “hover”. I had expected this part to start in a few weeks, or, let’s […]

FIRST LESSON – STARTUP

Three months after my trial lesson I was back in Goodwood. In the meantime, I had decided to completely give up my former profession and change my dedication in life towards – Helicopter! The first briefing is not very long, it is more or less a repetition of what I had heard during the trial lesson. But from […]

MY TRIAL LESSON

Helicopter Pilot as a job? It was a fantastic, sunny but also really windy summer day in August 2014 when I arrived in Goodwood for my trial lesson. This would be my very first flight in a two-seater helicopter! First, I had a long talk with Captain Toby Chamberlain, Senior Flight Instructor at Phoenix Helicopter […]