Category: Broaden Your Horizons

This section of Oz Private Pilot covers a range of skills that are not necessarily central to becoming a competent pilot. Instead they are additional skills a pilot may choose to pursue either due to operational requirements or simply personal amusement.

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Expanding the Options

Sometimes you need a new challenge in aviation. Sometimes you just need to find a suitable plane that is available when life dictates you can spare the time. This week PPL Ian relates his...

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AvSafety Seminar September 2018

This week Aero Circus attended the latest round of AvSafety seminars conducted by CASA. This time the theme was “Enhancing Pilot Skills in a Dynamic Environment”. As usual Iain from the Brisbane CASA office...

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Glider Approach

Always looking for a new aviation challenge, RPL Mick Brinkman hit the road once again and ‘just happened upon’ a new adventure in the Queensland countryside. That’s his excuse anyway. In this article he...

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My Very First NVFR Lesson

After PPL and before CPL, a pilot’s thoughts may turn to a new ‘side’ challenge. This week PPL Ian confuses his aspirations for a visual night flying rating with being a Mills and Boon...

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CASA AvSafety Seminar 2018

It is always the same questions when CASA organise an educational lecture for GA pilots: Is it necessary for me to go? Are they going to talk about that riveting administrative stuff which is...

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Pilot Medicals Demystified

While the subject of pilot medicals has received its fair share of attention of late, we have noticed that there are quite a number of newer pilots who are not sure what to expect...

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Upgrading DC Headsets to ANR – Part 1

When Instructor Fabrice had his favourite headsets damaged in a cyclone, he decided to take advantage of the situation and upgrade them with an Active Noise Reduction kit. In part 1 of this saga,...

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CASA AvSafety Seminar 2017

Aero Circus recently attended a CASA AvSafety seminar to see what goes on and what we could learn. Lessons For Life This time around the main topics covered were “Starved and exhausted – Understanding...

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