For as long as I can remember I have wanted to fly, I actually had ambitions of joining the RAAF, however instead of jumping in the cockpit I jumped into the studio and the rest is history. Time marches on and that itch never got scratched and has stayed firmly on my bucket list.

​So, the time has come and with the help of Chief Flying Instructor Phil Unicomb from The Royal Newcastle Aero Club it’s time to take to the skies and I would like you to follow my progress.

Runway Change Mid Flight

Cross Wind Take Off

It’s something every plane large and small has to deal with, so how do you take off in a cross wind?
A View of the Hunter Valley from 3000 feet

A quick look at what the Hunter Valley looks like from 3000 feet from the cockpit of a Cessna 172

My Plane

This is a Cessna 172 probably the most widely used light plane in the world and she will become my classroom. 

Step Inside

My Teacher

Chief Flying Instructor Phil Unicomb, with over 40 years flying experience and now the challenge to teach me how to fly. 

See Phil at Work

My Objective

Apart from wanting to be able to fly solo I have always wanted to fly a Tiger Moth biplane.