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International Ferry Pilot Stuart Caling – Flying Over The Pacific Ocean

International Ferry Pilot Stuart Caling – Flying Over The Pacific Ocean

We have just taken delivery of our 2 brand new twin-engine Diamond DA-42 aircraft, which were built at the Diamond Factory in Canada and then flown all the way to us here at Moorabbin Airport in Melbourne by international ferry pilot Stuart Caling. The journey involved flying from Canada to California, and then island-hopping across …

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Recommended Pathways for Becoming an Airline Pilot for Overseas Students

Recommended Pathways for Becoming an Airline Pilot for Overseas Students

BEST TIME EVER TO BECOME A PILOT When talking to student pilot hopefuls from Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia etc, many still think there is a huge risk paying to study their Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), because they think that they will never get a flying job. This may have been difficult a few years ago, …

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Learning to Fly with Balendran Thavarajah: My Flight Story

Learning to Fly with Balendran Thavarajah: My Flight Story

LTF student Balendran Thavarajah has just successfully completed his first solo flight. We thought it would be a great idea to share his flight story, to show you that it is possible to juggle a busy professional and family life with your dream of learning to fly. LTF: You’re currently completing your RPC – what’s …

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Sharing Experiences: How I Passed My Singapore Airlines Cadet Pilot Interview

Sharing Experiences: How I Passed My Singapore Airlines Cadet Pilot Interview

We love sharing experiences here at Learn To Fly. Shaun Goh has just passed his Singapore Airlines Cadet Pilot Interview after completing our highly successful Future Cadet Pilot Program (FCPP). My name is Shaun and I am here to tell you about how I started my journey to become a pilot. Firstly some background about …

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Joining the Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program

Joining the Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program

We are really excited to hear that one of our students, Silas Zhang, has been accepted into the Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program. Silas was previously a nurse before deciding that he wanted to make the transition into an exciting career in aviation. WHY CADET PILOT PROGRAM IS THE BEST WAY TO GET INTO AIRLINES? The …

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Fifteen Year Old Leeanne Kaplan on Her First Solo Flight

Fifteen Year Old Leeanne Kaplan on Her First Solo Flight

Learn to Fly RPC student Leeanne Kaplan won’t be forgetting her 15th birthday in a hurry after completing her first solo flight. Leeanne started studying the theory components for her Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) at age 13, patiently waiting until she was 14 to be allowed to take the controls of an aircraft in flight under …

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A SUCCESSFUL FORCED LANDING. CASE STUDY (PART 2)

A SUCCESSFUL FORCED LANDING. CASE STUDY (PART 2)

Contributed by Learn to Fly student Howard Lao. The case study of the successful forced landing has proved that other than having the tremendous flying experience, pilots need to be determined and make quick decisions. Forced landings are simulations that we do when we are down to 500 feet and when we punch the power and overshoot; …

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FLYING IN MARGINAL WEATHER. A STUDENT PILOT EXPERIENCE.

FLYING IN MARGINAL WEATHER. A STUDENT PILOT EXPERIENCE.

As an aviation student, you will regularly be placed in unfamiliar situations that test your skill, airmanship and decision making. These judgements could even determine the entire outcome of a flight. It is paramount for all pilots to attain a weather briefing for all matters of flying, including flying circuits. The 24th of September, 2017, …

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