A podcast describing the adventure of learning to fly and living to fly in Ireland
Episode 13 - Theoretical Knowledge Exams
I finally decided to get my Theoretical Knowledge Exams out of the way so with CRP-1, charts and a notepad in hand I headed out for my lessons and subsequent exams. PPL Equipment and Books needed for PPL study It was a lot of hard work but am delighted to say that I passed all of them. Listen in as I talk about that experience and also describe some sample questions. Mentions in this episode My awesome family, Rowena, Jody and Luke. Follow Rowena on Twitter at @MaidenRowenaThe Plane Talking UK Podcast. Download episodes on iTunes and follow them on Twitter at @PlaneTalkingUKTony Simpson and his Cessna 150. See Tony's blog at http://tony-cessna150.blogspot.ie/ Episode 13
Episode 14 - Back in the Air!
After 18 months of no flying, I am finally back in the air! I've been so looking forward to this time that I ended up pretty nervous with the anticipation of what was to come and wondering how rusty I would be after the break. Follow along in this episode as I talk about getting back into the cockpit again and talk through some feedback from some valuable listeners. Mentions in this episode : Fred on Twitter @LittleMissSunsh Krzysztof Kacprzak building a Zenith CH 750Derek MurphyEvan Schoo @evan_schoo 1000feetagl.blogspot.com.auAdam @Goflyingaus https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/go-flying-australia-podcast/id956125487Neil Bradon @pilot_ngbJohn Power @jpower67Grant Mcherron @falcon124Pilot Pip http://www.planesafetypodcast.com/Drew Lindsay Listen to Episode 14
Episode 15 - I'm a Pilot!
After 5 years of training I am delighted to say that I have achieved one of my lifetime goals in passing my Private Pilot Skills Test. I can officially say that I am a Pilot! What a great feeling! Its been an exciting journey and all came to a head on the 5th May. Listen in as I talk about that day and what doing a skills test in Ireland is all about. Episode 15
Plane Talking UK Podcast
I was very surprised and honored recently to be asked to be a guest on another aviation podcast in the UK called the Plane Talking UK podcast. Carlos, Matt and Simon produce a very professional and upbeat aviation podcast dealing with the latest civil and military aviation news, and took the time to talk to me about my own pilot journey. Thanks to Carlos and Matt for a great time! Head on over to planetalkinguk.com for more information on the podcast and I've included the episode within this post for anybody who is interested. Plane Talking UK Podcast Episode 42
Episode 12 - Keeping up when you're down
I thought it was about time that I brought everybody up to speed on where I've been and what aviation avgeekery I've been up to! When you don't get to fly how do you keep up your aviation interest and learning? In this episode I suggest a few pursuits that can keep you up to speed when you can't get to fly. Mentioned in this episode : AOPA Flight Training Magazine : flighttraining.aopa.org @AOPAFTMag In The Pattern Podcast : inthepatternpodcast.com @InThePattern Xtended Aviation Podcast : aviation-xtended.co.uk @AviationXtended Plane Talking UK Podcast : planetalkinguk.com @PlaneTalkingUK Plane Crazy Down Under Podcast : planecrazydownunder.com @pcdu Neil Bradon : getmyppl.blogspot.com @pilot_ngb Get Involved : I would love to hear from you regarding your flight training or pilot experiences that I can share with other podcast listeners. You can reach me on Twitter at @markisflying or via the email address that I mention in this episode. Episode 12
Episode 11 - First Flight In A New Plane
Getting to fly a brand new airplane is a rare event in a pilots life. For some people it might only happen a handful of times, and for some, not at all. What with changing flight schools and a new airplane I was really looking forward to my first flight in the Grob G115. Follow along as I describe my first flight. I've included some pictures of the Grob below in case you don't recognize the type. Episode 11 - First Flight In A New Plane