Episode 50 – Duncan Armstrong – Our flying experiences

The control tower at Barton

The control tower at Barton

This podcast came about as a result of a conversation between myself and a fellow Barton aviator, Duncan Armstrong.
We were chatting about our flying experiences and I happened to mention that I’d kept a diary of how my flight training was progressing. As I’m a firm believer in learning from my mistakes I thought that a log of what happened and when, during my time in the left seat, would come in handy as my time as a pilot progressed.

Listen to Episode 50

Anyway, as we chatted Duncan suggested that we do a podcast episode where we discussed our experiences, both during flight training and in our time as qualified PPLs. If nothing else it would be good fun and the listeners may even find some comfort from the fact that all pilots make mistakes at some point in their careers and our experiences may help some of them feel better about their own flying.


Grob 115 at Barton

Grob 115 at Barton

We discussed all sorts of areas in the podcast from our choice of instructor to the things that we found easy and/or difficult whilst training. One of the most scary elements of learning to fly is radio telephony and the fear of talking to ATC so we had a long chat about our own interactions with air traffic control. We also compared some of our more stupid mistakes made and most importantly, the lessons learned from those mistakes. So sit back and enjoy listening to our ramblings.

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