Flyvning

Jeg bestod min PPL (Private Pilot’s License) i april 2002 og købte en andel i G-BPIU, en Piper Warrior PA-28 med base i Fairoaks, der er en lille lufthavn i Surrey ca. 10 km syd for Heathrow. Senere købte jeg en andel i G-BJCW, en Piper Saratoga PA-32, også baseret i Fairoaks. Saratogaen er et dejligt fly. Plads til 6 personer, optrækkelig hjul og med variabel vinkling af propel. Det gjorde det til et ”komplekst” fly, men når det så er sagt, var det relativt simpelt at flyve.

Jeg skrev en daglig blog de 23 dage det tog mig at lære at flyve, dem kan du læse dag for dag forneden, hvis du er interesseret, eller du kan starte med den første dag, som du finder lige her.

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