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Teasing ? Was it what this week was meant to represent ? It was at least one result, together with the will of going further into the training. Next step, a three week stay in Merville in order to fly the Baron and get trained like a pilot again. For now let's watch some memories of a very nice day...
New week, new theme. After a pretty thorough month aimed at understanding the various airport elements, now is the week when I try and understand what happens in a flight deck. I'll be an observer during a few flights and simulator sessions. The movie shows the first flights, a Paris - Madrid and return.
New discoveries in the airport area during August : Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport's vital organs. During three weeks I walked across the gigantic Parisian airport in order to learn its mysterious secrets. Here is a movie showing the ground aspect around, or below, an aircraft during its short stay.
The Air France Cadet Training scheme now contains a one month gliding and glider-towing course. So I had the opportunity of spending my entire June month in Saint Auban National Gliding Center, which is in the French South Alps. I shot a few images there, look by yourself...
One of the pleasures I have while spending time in the cockpits is being dazzled.At the cruising altitudes where commercial transport aircrafts cruise, the atmosphere is very pure and gives the sun the ability to shine really strongly.The explanation is simple. Show More Summary
One of the impassable borders of the private pilot is the cloud layer present during a flight.Flying through clouds most of the time means that you put yourself in a situation where both visual flight basic references (ground and horizon) are unavailable. Show More Summary
Each year during September an incredible aviation event takes place, the Reno National Championship Air Races. During one week, races are launched one after another over Reno Stead Airfield in Nevada and spectacular shows are presented...Show More Summary
One of the air transportation's problems concerns the flights above remote areas, like deserts or oceans. These areas can be extremely vast and it is impossible to land there in case of a flight interruption because no appropriate airport...Show More Summary
Last act of the trip around Brittany.We woke up early in the morning to check the day's weather forecast on the Internet, and the situation is great. The sun shines almost everywhere over our territory apart from some thunderstorms in the south of France, but this doesn't concern us. Show More Summary
The second day of the trip should have flown us from Morlaix to Quiberon, overflying the Brittany's most Western extremity. The plan was then to head to Brest and then reach the south coast and follow it until we reached the Quiberon peninsula. Show More Summary
As I quickly mentioned it in a previous post, I realised a three days trip around Brittany with a Cessna 172 last summer. The principle: following the coast all around the peninsula, accompanied by a lovely passenger - photographer girl.The...Show More Summary
Here is a short video from a Toussus -> Pont-sur-Yonne -> Toussus flight. You'll see some castles, some colourful Yonne river meanders, the city of Fontainebleau and its famous forest and finally the Ferté Alais airfield with vintage aircrafts of the Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis.
Three years ago precisely, I was passenger of a Boeing 777 between Paris CDG and New-York JFK airport. Around 20 minutes after take-off we reached the European continent's border, ready to cross the Northern Atlantic area to join the United States. Show More Summary
That's it! Two years and nine months after my first flying lesson I crossed the line, the one that makes the total flight time a three digits counter.For this special step I realized a navigation through the Sologne (a French region)...Show More Summary
Passenger [noun] A traveler on a public or private conveyance other than the driver, pilot or crew.Adapted to air transportation, the passenger's role is to my opinion one of the best occupation we can find. Admiring clouds, cities or...Show More Summary
When flying with a single engine aeroplane, we have to be prepared to the engine failure situation. In this case, the solution is an off field landing, which means gliding to a field without power.It could look like obvious but the ideal...Show More Summary
Although strongly attracted by everything that can fly, looking at the sea remains something special ad mysteriously resourcing.As I only need to fly straight for 45 minutes from my aerodrome to join the coast, I recently spent some pleasant time following the Etretat Cliffs at 2500 feet.And the sea is indeed still magnificent. Show More Summary
To my eyes, one of the most attracting aspects of an air transport pilot's life is its unlimited sunshine feature!It must be really pleasant knowing that today at work you'll pass over this low winter cloud layer to join natural light...Show More Summary
A well known basic training exercise for student pilots is flying in the aerodrome traffic pattern, or aerodrome circuit. Without surprise, it consists in realizing a complete circuit around the aerodrome runways.The goal is making one...Show More Summary
We are never far from clouds when flying and with time I'm starting to really appreciate them. These large heaps of condensed water droplets are indeed excellent visual indicators for the atmosphere's mood, this so vast but so changing playground.The Cumulus is a multiple faces cloud. Show More Summary