Author: Aero Ian

#2 – Gavin Nour 0

#2 – Gavin Nour

  Gavin, known as ‘Captain Gav’ to his boating mates, lives between Coogee on the Sydney beaches and a Hunter Valley hobby farm, with his beautiful wife, Sari. He’s made a decent living out...

#3 – Ollie Geraghty 0

#3 – Ollie Geraghty

Irish to the core and funny to boot, Ollie grew up in Galway and came to Australia in 2011 for a year’s holiday, and just never left… though he still says he’s on holiday....

#4 – Brayden Rowley 0

#4 – Brayden Rowley

Brayden grew up in Austral, west of Sydney and now lives on acreage about 20 minutes from Camden, with partner Ellen, their toddler, and too many competition (western and dressage) horses. Harrison, two-and-a-half, thinks...

#5 – Eddie Seve 0

#5 – Eddie Seve

“Would you like to come for a fly?” is a question woven into Eddie Seve’s aviation story. He’s been asked it at pivotal moments of his flying career and has a habit of asking...

#6 – Kevin White 0

#6 – Kevin White

Kev’s retired and has never been busier! Kevin worked at ABC TV for 25 years. Initially as a Broadcast Electronics Engineer and then as Operations Manager for News and Current Affairs before moving into...

#7 – Don Harvie 0

#7 – Don Harvie

Don grew up in a small village called Halfway House in South Africa and moved to Australia when he was 15. He now lives in North Parramatta with long term partner, Jen – who,...

#8 – Mal Kains 0

#8 – Mal Kains

Mal’s into planes, trains, and…err…dog-sledding. Oh, and safety. He’s really, really into safety. Mal grew up in Camden, south west of Sydney, until, when he was in his mid-teens, his family moved to Bankstown...

#9 – Glenn Bridgland 0

#9 – Glenn Bridgland

Glenn thinks he’s been pretty lucky. He lives in Turramurra, a northern suburb of Sydney, is married to ‘the lovely Lindsay’, has a son and two daughters, hangars his own aircraft at Bankstown, and...

#10 – Peter Grogan 0

#10 – Peter Grogan

Known as Con to all his mates (his second name is Connal), Pete grew up in County Tyrone in Ireland and moved to Australia when he was 29 and now lives in Cabarita in...

#11 – Martin Russell 0

#11 – Martin Russell

Growing up in southern Sydney, Martin is the quintessential family man. Married to ‘his beautiful wife’ Deb for 36 years, he has two children, now in their 30s, and a 3-year-old grandson (showing early...

#12 – Mark Newton 0

#12 – Mark Newton

Mark grew up in Mt Gambier in South Australia, then moved to Adelaide but about ten years ago decided to make Sydney home. When he’s not working on or flying his RV, Mark spends...

#13 – James Weightman 0

#13 – James Weightman

He might be last in the Freedom Formation as the 13th aircraft, but he’s got to be one of the most exciting! Gold Coast born and bred, James is the true local for the...

#1 – Jeremy Miller 0

#1 – Jeremy Miller

Jeremy’s life is A-Z aviation. “That’s just what I do,” says Jeremy, “seven days a week. No cat, no dog. Just instructing and flying.” And, it was always ‘just what he wanted to do’....

Communication Breakdown 0

Communication Breakdown

As part of ab initio flight training, pilots will be shown how to deal with a range of potential in-flight emergencies. One of these is a radio communications failure in the air. This usually...

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Inside the 2022 Brisbane Airshow

You may have attended an airshow as a spectator, but do you know what goes on behind the scenes? In this article Aero Circus details their experience as an exhibitor at the 2022 Brisbane...

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FS2020 for Real World Pilots

With the recent release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (FS2020), the once-nerdy world of home flight sims has had a new injection of excitement, quickly followed by confusion. In this article we try to...

FS2020 Hardware Considerations 0

FS2020 Hardware Considerations

Return to main article Balancing bottlenecks A key point to remember when designing a PC for FS2020 is that one of your PC components will end up being the bottleneck or limiting factor. The...

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Returning to Flying After a Break

Unfortunately for those of us who do not fly for a living on a daily basis, it often happens that life gets in the way of our aviation aspirations. Sometimes it is a lack...

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Air Farce One – The Movie

Is flying for a living all that it’s cracked up to be in the glossy brochures? What is the new CPL really in for when the training is all over? I’m perfect, why aren’t...

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Is Flight Training *Really* Education?

In response to the latest shitstorm on social media, Aero Circus would like to offer the following analysis to help flying schools and students decide what they should be doing right now and in...

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Why We Are All Doomed…And What To Do About It

Warning: Contains toilet humour. Also contains occasional facts. May contain traces of nuts. Please direct all feedback about this article to Scotty from Marketing, Capital Hill, Canberra.   The end is near “Help! We’re...

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Before You Learn To Fly

Many people decide, for one reason or another, that they would like to make a career out of flying airplanes. Often with no real concept of what is actually involved, they find the nearest...

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So You Want To Be A Pilot

Learning to fly can lead to a very rewarding career. What could be better than getting paid to travel the world while working in your dream job? Once you have been bitten by the...

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Evans Head Fly In Competition

Aero Circus attended the 2020 Great Eastern Fly In at Evans Head Memorial Airfield on 11th and 12th January. In partnership with FlightScope Aviation, Aero Circus offered attendees at the airshow the chance to...

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The Snag in the Sausage Factory

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence floating around about how good or bad various flying schools are. Usually it is the case that little is said about the good schools, but plenty is said...

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