Archive for the ‘Pilot Information’ Category

Clocks Go Forward

Posted on: March 26th, 2016 by Ben No Comments

Clocks go forward one hour at 0100 tomorrow morning; TAFS, METARs and NOTAMS will still be displayed in Zulu (i.e. unchanged) time.

“I Learned About Flying From That” Evening Event

If you hold your revered Flight Instructor to be infallible and incapable of making mistakes as mere mortals do, then come along to “I Learned About Flying From That”. The evening will focus on previous errors and situations encountered by our FIs, as they recount their past experiences and use of Threat And Error Management (TEM). Please enquire at Ops (01722 212077 or enquiries@goflyuk.com) for further details.

GASCo Safety Evening at Old Sarum

Posted on: December 19th, 2015 by Ben No Comments

The GASCo Safety Evening for Old Sarum will be held at 7pm on Thursday March 10th, at the Boscombe Down Aviation Museum (next door to us). This event is free and open to all; please feel free to come on down! Please enquire at Ops for details (enquiries@goflyuk.com or 01722 212077)  

Old Sarum Airfield Status Page

Posted on: November 23rd, 2015 by Ben No Comments

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!

Own or Group Aircraft Bookings

Posted on: November 19th, 2015 by Ben No Comments

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).

From the Chief Flying Instructor; PPL GPS Navigation Training.

Posted on: November 16th, 2015 by Ben No Comments

We now are including formal training in the use of the GPS functionality into our navigation syallabus. This will be done in a session after the basic nav.training but before the QXC (qualifying cross country) and will comprise ground training and use in flight. Folders with relevant information are to be found in briefing room 1. GPS 430 simulators have been installed on each of the briefing room computers (as this previous post refers). Although appreciating the more complex facilities of the GNS430 is the ultimate goal, at the pre PPL Skills Test stage interpretation of the map, use of the… Read More »

Old Sarum Airfield Status Page

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; We normally check this as part of our daily preflight briefing, and would recommend you do too!

Winter Aviation #3 – Starting Up

As we move into the colder part of the year, we begin to consider winter weather and its implications for aviation here at GoFly. Whilst it’s not all extra chores and precautions – the winter months offer some of the most spectacular and breathtakingly beautiful flying days – there are a few key extra points that all students and private hirers should be aware of. In the third of a four-part article series on winter aviation, we look at winter engine starts. Part of the GoFly engine start checklist is to switch the engine master on, and allow the glow… Read More »

Remembrance Day

Posted on: November 11th, 2015 by Ben No Comments

Please note today there will be no aircraft movements permitted at Old Sarum between 10:55 and 11:05; this is to allow a two minutes silence at 11:00 for Remembrance Day. The following NOTAM refers; Q) EGTT/QFALT/IV/NBO/A/000/999/5106N00147W005 B) FROM: 15/11/11 10:55 C) TO: 15/11/11 11:05 E) AD CLOSED TO ALL MOVEMENTS EXCEPT IN AN EMERGENCY. THE AD WILL OBSERVE 2 MINUTES SILENCE AT 1100

From The Chief Flying Instructor; AOPA Membership

Our CFI, Geoff Prout, talks this month about AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association). Although GoFly is a corporate member and most of the instructors are members, many local aviators are not aware of why we should all belong. The reason is that this organisation is practically the only one that represents us at a national and European  level where most of the far-reaching decisions are made. If they don’t speak for us, no will. So what have they achieved in recent years? Setting up the NPPL which has provided the basis for the LAPL Fought for the retention of… Read More »

Remembrance Sunday

Posted on: November 8th, 2015 by Ben No Comments

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  

Winter Aviation #2 – A-Checks

As we move into the colder part of the year, we begin to consider winter weather and its implications for aviation here at GoFly. Whilst it’s not all extra chores and precautions – the winter months offer some of the most spectacular and breath-taking flying days – there are a few key extra points that all students and private hirers should be aware of. In the second of a four-part article series on winter aviation, we look at winter preflight checks. During the A-check (the check performed on an aircraft before the first flight of the day) normal procedure is… Read More »

Garmin 430 GPS Simulator

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 »

Winter Aviation #1 – De-Icing

As we move into the colder part of the year, we begin to consider winter weather and its implications for aviation here at GoFly. Whilst it’s not all extra chores and precautions – the winter months offer some of the most spectacular and breath-taking flying days – there are a few key extra points that all students and private hirers should be aware of. In the first of a four-part article series on winter aviation, we look at ground de-icing. It’s often the case during winter that aircraft parked overnight outside start a new day with a layer of frost… Read More »

Checklist V.2 (June 2014)

Posted on: May 28th, 2014 by admin_rocketmill No Comments

AS set out in May’s newsletter, we now have an up to date sparkly checklist for all of you to dig your teeth into. There have been a few changes from the previous, so please make sure you familiarise yourself with the new bits and happy flying!   Piper PA28 diesel Checklist v2 JUNE 2014

GoFly’s May 2014 Newsletter!

Posted on: May 12th, 2014 by enquiries No Comments

Welcome to GoFly’s May Newsletter!! Please see attached the newsletter for May of 2014 from all the GoFly team, packed full of news and exciting dates for your diaries. In this months’ newsletter, we have updates from the Head of Training, David Wood, the CFI Geoff Prout and some new changes regarding our aircraft! Safe flying as always,MayNewsletter2014 GoFly Ops Team  

Thierlet TAE checklist

For those of you who would like an updated version of the GoFly diesel PA-28 checklist, you can download it here!Thierlet TAE Checklist

New Booking System

Posted on: April 5th, 2013 by Ben No Comments

We now have a new online web-based booking system for our PPL students and private hirers. Please visit www.goflybookings.com – in order to obtain a login name and password please email Ops via enquiries@goflyuk.com.

New Telephone Number & Premises

Posted on: February 6th, 2013 by Ben No Comments

As of 9am tomorrow morning, we will be using a new telephone number; 01722 212 063. The old phone number, 01722 444 890, will still be live, but will now be the Old Sarum Airfield number (i.e. separate to us). We will also be moving to new premises on Old Sarum Airfield. To find us from our previous location, exit the Skies Cafe, turn right and keep on walking past the fuel farm until you reach the Control Tower. We are located directly opposite the Control Tower, on the other side of the car parking area. Go through the door… Read More »

MATZ Active Sunday 16th December

Posted on: December 16th, 2012 by Ben No Comments

Please note the further to the update below, the Boscombe Down MATZ is NOT active today. Please note that the Boscombe Down MATZ will be active this Sunday 16th, between 0900 and 1600 local, due to Chinook flying.

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