Taxiing down the tarmac, the jetliner abruptly stopped, turned around and returned to the gate. After an hour-long wait, it finally took off. A concerned passenger asked the flight attendant, “What was the problem?” “The pilot was bothered by a noise he heard in the engine,” explained the Flight Attendant, “and it took us a… Continue reading what was the problem before?
While I was approaching Rhodersdale , i sighted a Robinson 44 helicopter flying towards me and I panicked. I broadcasted on the radio to let the pilot of the R44 know my exact position and intentions. At the same time I was descending and changing my heading . I did a very steep descent and I was so… Continue reading Approaching Rhodersdale
Over the years, I have come to realize that flying is like a religion that cannot be broken or disintegrated. Flying is similar to any other religion and in this write up I will use Christianity for comparison. The Christians go to church to worship God, while pilots go to the airport or airfields come rain come shine.… Continue reading flying is a Religion
My instructor came to see how I was doing my pre-take off checks. He also gave me a little pep talk and told me to relax and enjoy my flight. After my pre-take off checks, I turned on the ignition key and did my after start checks. I also placed a call to the air… Continue reading My solo navigation flight 2
It was a beautiful Saturday morning, one of those lazy ones. The sun was shining,the sky was clear and the visibility was great. Chairs were set by the pool side, some people were swimming and I was busy making barbecue for my friends. We were at my flying school’s’ crew house. The conversation was mainly… Continue reading Carelessness and overconfidence
It’s quite late but since I could not sleep, I’ decided to write a story about my first solo navigation flight. Solo navigation flight in training simply means a period when a student pilot gets to fly the aircraft alone to different airfields that are far away from where he/she is taking up flying lessons.… Continue reading my solo navigation flight
While we were busy orbiting, we experienced a sudden change in weather and wind direction. The visibility changed so suddenly, we could barely see an object at a distance clearly. It was during this period that the air traffic controller cleared us to join the circuit and land. What made the situation scary was the… Continue reading first flight with a student pilot part 3