Fed-Ex Diversions – Memphis 2003

A great little time-lapse video of aircraft approaching Memphis with thunderstoms in the area:

Annemasse

A quick trip to Annemasse (LFLI) in the A36. More photos at GZLOJ.net

Parked at Annemasse

A36 to Mali Losinj

For our first big trip in the A36 we flew from Denham (EGLD) near London, to Mali Losinj (LDLO) Croatia, for the EuroGA.org fly-in.

While there I took the chance to fly the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ quadcopter – some footage is included here.

A36 to Croatia

The Bonanza is finally airworthy! The engine has been zero-timed and we’ve replaced the Garmin GNS530 with a Garmin GTN750. Also added are an ADL120 datalink weather box and a PMA8000BT Bluetooth Audio panel.

For our first major trip we joined the EuroGA.org fly-in to Mali Losinj in Croatia. Strong headwinds gave us a 6 [...]

Phantom in the Rain

A short flight over Marlow in the rain.

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+

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New toy: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ with gyro-stabilised camera. Confused? Let go of the controls and it comes to a GPS hover. WiFi signal lost? (800m). It flies back to the start point and lands. Wonderful fun. Each battery lasts about 25 minutes (get three!).

First flight last night ably assisted [...]

A330-300: My 85th Type

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Just completed my checkout on the A330-300. It’s lighter on the controls than the A340, particularly the A340-600. The rate of climb is impressive after take-off, not so impressive at top-of-climb.

Now I have to fly it exclusively for 50 hours – after that I’ll be flying the A330 and A340 [...]

Rules to Fly By

These do the rounds on the internet from time to time.

Pilots are people who fly aircraft for other people who can’t fly. Passengers are people who say they fly, but really just ride Fighter Pilots are steely-eyed, weapons systems managers who kill bad people and break things. However, they can also be very charming [...]

A36 Weight & Balance

A36 W & B

I’ve updated my Weight & Balance spreadsheet for the A36 Bonanza (with Osborne tip tanks). This is the Apple Numbers 3 version and will run on a Mac or iOS device. I’ve added “standard items”, such as spares, bags, aircraft cover, and you can select whether the item is on [...]

A36 Bonanza G-ZLOJ

Back in my ownership after 12 years’ travelling the world with Will Gray.

Will made some great improvements – tip tanks, new paint, stormscope, Garmin 530. I’m doing a few more bits and bobs now, pics to follow.

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