FAA Flight Review and Club Check

This year’s US flying holiday was a two week trip with my wife getting away from the cold British winter to the warmer sunshine of Florida. I’d arranged to rent a PA28 from St Petersburg (KSPG) for four days exclusive touring of Southern Florida, but first I’d need to be checked out by the flight school. Legally I wasn’t due an FAA Flight Review until the end of May, but

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California Flying Holiday 2016

After our hugely successful week’s flying holiday in North Eastern USA in 2015, the same group of pilot friends from Bristol Aero Club agreed to repeat the exercise, this time on the West Coast. After some research to locate a suitable flight school, we settled on Channel Islands Aviation, based in Camarillo – about an hour or two drive from Los Angeles international airport. There would be just the four

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Dallas downtown backdrop

BFR near DFW

Some private piloting in Texas I had a business trip to Dallas, Texas (airport code DFW = Dallas Fort Worth) for a week and hoped to squeeze in a local flight at some point. Flights to the US are much cheaper if you stay over a Saturday night (to differentiate between business and pleasure), so I saved considerably by flying out a day early. The journey out was fairly uneventful,

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