Tag: navigation

  • IR Part 141: Cross Country

    The 3rd stage of the course is almost entirely about cross-country flying. This means that the student must prepare and safely conduct the entire flight to some remote airport (more than 50 nautical miles from the departure airport). First of all, I’ve never created a flight plan before. Of course, I was preparing mass and […]

  • Lakes and Mountains

    I always wanted to see the mountains and lakes near the Austrian border. It really worths to see them, they are incredible. The problem is that you should climb pretty high, up to 6000 feet, but today’s weather allowed to do it. I bet that glider pilots would be jealous about my flight today. There […]

  • The Clouds

    Today I planned a long flight across the country. I literally wanted to fly almost half of Czech Republic. The weather was not so bad, and I headed to the East. The significant part of the route laid in controlled airspace, therefore my workload was higher than usual. I’m still not used to talking to […]

  • Navigation (Cross-Country) Endorsement

    Today I had one more check conducted to sign me off for navigation flights. That check is internal, and it is mandatory for all students according to our syllabus. It was nothing special, just a usual cross-country flight using a paper chart. We flew a very beautiful route today. I am not afraid of the […]

  • Navigation

    Once again, I have a new instructor. I hope that this time he will stay with me until a checkride, because it’s fun to fly with different people, but there is a significant overlap between exercises. As a result I fly more hours. Of course, it is an experience, and those hours are credited to […]

  • Navigation Flight

    The first navigation flight with a full stop in a different aerodrome. The complete planning: map route, NOTAMs, weather, fuel and time estimation. The interesting thing is the definition of cross-country time. For example, FAA strictly states that cross-country flight should be more than 50 nm from the departure point, but not the EASA. Moreover, […]