March 16, 2011

Alex Krol passes JAR PPL

Former FSD scholar Alex Krol who previously went solo in South Africa has completed his JAR PPL with Aerobility at Tatenhill on Monday.

The examiner was impressed by his airmanship. Keep up the good work Alex, and we look forward to hearing about your aerial adventures.

As an aside thanks are due to Leicester and Gloucester airports for their support of disabled people on arrival and departure. Alex visited both on his solo cross-country.

March 08, 2011

Congratulations Simon! – First solo of 2011

Aerobility student Simon Li went solo at Blackbushe on Saturday 5 March.

Instructor Mike Owen said "Simon was ready to go solo a few weeks ago but the weather delayed us for a while. The solo flight was good - landing looked great; Blackbushe ATC reported no problems. I think Simon's photo says the rest!"

Simon tells us "In the practice circuit it wasn't going to plan, I was all over the place because I hadn't done a circuit for a while. After landing for a de-brief with Mike, I put myself together and flew 3 good circuits.

Then Mike give me the ok to go Solo. I put myself together and remember all my training from Mike. When I lined up for take off I was so happy that I was doing a solo flight all on my own. Once I got take off it was so amazing and I fully enjoyed myself. It's a day that I will always remember."

Keep up the good work Simon.