Today is the last day of flying in 2015 for GoFly. Many thanks to all our students, private hirers and staff that made this an awesome year! We present to you the 2015 GoFly Roll of Honour, and congratulate all those who qualified for inclusion this year. The GoFly 2015 Roll of Honour PPL Skills Test Pass Jason Hearn Stephen Brindley Emma Taylor Private Ferdinando Jason Bamford Will Thomas Kristen Steele Hristo Karadzhov Nick Jenkins Qualifying Cross Country Completion Hristo Karadzhov Emma Taylor Private Ferdinando Clive Huntley Steve Springett Kristen Steele Nick Jenkins John Goldsmith First… Read More »
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The CAA Safety Sense leaflets offer excellent information on a wide range of topics relevant to the private pilot, from good airmanship, to the use of GPS, to aircraft performance and many more. Our instructors highly recommend them to our students and pilots alike; and as we move into winter, we’d very much recommend reading at least Safety Sense Leaflet 03; Winter Flying! The full list of leaflets can be found here in .pdf format;
Many of our student pilots and private hirers know to check NOTAMs and Met information before flight. However, most don’t know that Old Sarum Airfield produces a daily Airfield Status page, which includes; -Runway condition information -Boscombe CMATZ status -Parachuting operations status -Salisbury Plain Danger Area information (at weekends) -Any other relevant Old Sarum Airfield operational info This page can be found here; http://www.oldsarumairfield.co.uk/index.php/facilities/airfield-status We normally check this as part of our daily preflight briefing, and would recommend you do too!
If you’d like to booking training in your own aircraft, our online bookings system is now set up to show own (or group shared) aircraft bookings. When you make a booking, simply select “Other Aircraft” as opposed to one of our own, and select the desired times, instructor and flight type as normal. Then enter your aircraft registration in the “Slot Display Text” field (see left hand photo below). Your booking will then show under your account, with the aircraft displayed via the new “other aircraft” section of the booking sheet (see right hand photo below).
Please note today there will be no aircraft movements permitted between 10:50 and 11:05; this is to allow a two minutes silence at 11:00 for Remembrance Sunday. This NOTAM refers; Q) EGTT/QFALC/IV/NBO/A/000/999/5106N00147W005B) FROM: 15/11/08 10:50 C) TO: 15/11/08 11:05E) AD CLOSED TO ALL MOVEMENTS EXCEPT IN AN EMERGENCY. THE AD WILL OBSERVE A 2 MINUTE SILENCE AT 1100
Our PA-28 training aircraft are equipped with the highly capable and widely used Garmin 430 Com/Nav GPS systems; this system combines radio, VOR navaid and GPS functions, making it essential for students and private pilot hirers to be familiar with it’s operation. Garmin have helpfully made a PC-based simulator & manual available, and we regard this simulator as an invaluable training aid at GoFly – it’s much easier (and cheaper!) to familiarise students with the system in slow time using a desk computer. We’d recommend booking groundschool with your friendly flight instructor for a full in-depth brief on the system,… Read More »
Our latest email newsletter is out – it contains some useful information and tips from our C.F.I, Student News, articles from our F.I Ben about Online Bookings and GPS. If you’d like to receive it and haven’t, please email email@example.com to be put on the mailing list!
The recently launched new Met Office general aviation site has recently been updated; the regional TAF and METAR lists are back by popular demand! The lists can be found here. Bear in mind the “old” Met Office GA site will be retired on 31st December this year. If you’ve not already signed up for the new service, you can do so on this page.
Ishmael today successfully flew his first solo! Well done from all of us here at GoFly; Ishmael works as an aircraft engineer, and is therefore normally found designing aircraft, however today he took to the skies alone for the first time. Well done Ishmael – we look forward to the rest of your training with us.
Congratulations to Nick Jenkins, who today passed his PPL Skills Test and is now a qualified pilot! Nick has been one of our most dedicated and hardworking students in recent years, and his perseverance has certainly paid off. He now plans to fly further afield and explore the UK. We wish him well in his future aviating, and he’s earned a big “well done” from all at GoFly.
Congratulations to Miles Ashley who did his first solo today! Miles carried out a beautiful landing this morning, and we think his smile will take at least two days to wear off. He’s earned a big “good job” from all the staff here at GoFly. Good work Miles!
Congratulations to John Goldsmith, who completed his Cross Country Qualifier yesterday! Despite a weather abort yesterday, John had excellent met conditions today, and flew his route in record time. Well done John!
Congratulations to Hristo Karadzhov, who completed his Skills Test yesterday and is now a qualified Private Pilot. Hristo plans now to fly much further afield, and tells us he has a number of trips to do to destinations in the UK. Good work Hristo!
Congratulations to Kristen Steele who successfully passed his PPL skills test today! Now he can focus on the aircraft he is building! We will keep everyone up to date with his progress as he continues to fly. Well done from everyone at GoFly!
Congratulations to Will Thomas, who has just passed his Skills Test to become a qualified Private Pilot. Good effort!
Well done to Ben Koprowski who is now qualified to teach the IR(R), courtesy of a Bursary from the Honourable Company of Air Pilots –https://www.airpilots.org/. The Honourable Company also provide PPL Scholarships; see here for details https://www.airpilots.org/career-matters/scholarships/ Ben flew his first IR(R) instructional sortie with Stephen Brindley yesterday. Stephen qualified a few months ago for his PPL, and has his sights set on flying above the clouds with his instrument rating soon!
Well done to Jason Bamford who this week passed his PPL test! Congratulation from all the GoFly team!!
Well done to Adrian Burrows who today passed his IR(R) skills test! Adrian, who works for the AAIB, can now continue to fly on the days where the weather is less than 100%! The IR(R) is a great rating which makes pilots much more safe in the air, for more info on how to acquire one please contact Ops on 01722 212077
Congratulations to David Ralph who flew his first solo with us today!! Best of luck in the future from all of the GoFly team!
Congratulations to Emma Taylor, who has today passed her PPL skills test and is now a qualified pilot!