Category: Latest News

Keep up to date with Aero Circus happenings and aviation in Australia.

Using the ‘Leave a Reply’ form at the bottom of each article, you can ask questions of the authors or join a discussion about the topics raised.

Bookmark this page and check back regularly, or join our mailing list for automatic notifications when new items are posted.

1

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...

0

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...

0

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...

3

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...

0

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...

4

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...

0

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...

3

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...

0

School Wars: A New Beginning

We recently detailed in another article the closure of the flying school that had served as the unofficial ‘home’ for Aero Circus for the past few years. Since the inevitability of that event became...

6

End of an Era

At the end of June 2019, the oldest flying school in Archerfield (near Brisbane) closed its hangar doors for the last time. In this article we investigate why this occurred and remember some of...

0

The Truth About Planet Earth

Whether you are a flat-earther or round-earther, I have some bad news. You are wrong. The Earth is neither flat nor round. And the way its real shape is measured is something you need...

1

Risky Business

This article was originally intended to provide some hard facts about the relative safety of flying over driving on the road as a form of transport. Facts that could be used by pilots to...

0

The Darwin Challenge

The Mission As we mentioned in last week’s article, Aero Circus will soon be heading to the Top End to check out the employment situation for new CPL’s. Our plans are well under way...

0

Getting Your First Job as a Pilot

The Long Hard Road You might remember our story last year about Dougald, who has gone on to become captain of a Learjet 45 flying both domestically and internationally for LifeFlight. Some might be...

0

An Unusual Appliance

Last weekend, the only remaining Aero Circus clowns left in town headed down the Pacific Highway from Brisbane to the sleepy seaside town of Evans Head. Well, it’s usually sleepy but that weekend was...

3

Putting On An Act

“All the world’s a stage, and everyone’s a shite actor” said Bill somebody-or-other about 450 years ago. This week the clowns hung up the headsets and pulled on the glad-rags for a night at...

Aero Circus - Clowns at Play