Magneto Checks – What are you actually checking?

Magneto Checks – What are you actually checking?

We often don’t really know, or recall the reason why we are checking a particular item.The magneto check is one of these – we know it is one of the most important checks, and that we are looking for a particular drop, but what is the significance of the drop?

Briefing your passengers – Doing it right!

Briefing your passengers – Doing it right!

Even if you are a private pilot who just likes to take friends and family for flips on the weekend, it is important for their safety, and yours, that you brief them properly. However, this can be awkward, and is especially dependent on the type of person that is your passenger.

The Art of Taxiing

The Art of Taxiing

Here are some ways to show off good skill and airmanship the next time you taxi your aerie…

A Day Out… Flying aerobatics!

A Day Out… Flying aerobatics!

Going inverted, doing barrel rolls and loops, is something I have been prepared to sell a kidney for, since my early flying days. Aerobatic flight is nothing short of poetic to watch, but what is most intriguing, and inspiring, is the level of skill required to make it all seem effortless – much like the gymnastics of the skies.