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4 weeks ago

ADELAIDE BIPLANES

David Bann .... First Solo in the Cessna 172

"We started coming for coffee about 3 years ago and watching aeroplanes. All I've ever done as a child was read aviation books!

Mum and Dad took me to Air Shows and I've always had a passion for aeroplanes.

The time is now to follow my dream. My wife Jen encouraged me to learn to fly and do it now!

Going Solo? I was a little nervous to start with, then I just did it! It was AWESOME!!
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David Bann .... First Solo in the Cessna 172  We started coming for coffee about 3 years ago and watching aeroplanes. All Ive ever done as a child was read aviation books!  Mum and Dad took me to Air Shows and Ive always had a passion for aeroplanes.  The time is now to follow my dream. My wife Jen encouraged me to learn to fly and do it now!  Going Solo? I was a little nervous to start with, then I just did it! It was AWESOME!!

 

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Congratulations David!! I have a pilot husband AND, believe me, I understand the passion ✈️✈️

4 weeks ago

ADELAIDE BIPLANES

Scott Allen .... Recreational Pilot Certificate in the Harmony

"I started in October last year, but it was initially difficult to balance the work and finance. Recently, I made a life balance to make it happen!

I know I want to be a Commercial Pilot, I have always been interested in aeroplanes and have had a real love for it!

I work in Video Surveillance at The Adelaide Casino, I will keep doing this until I can achieve my goal.

I was a bit nervous to begin with, but realized that it was just a normal flight really! At the end while debriefing, Jack said .... I'd happily fly with you!!

This is my first step towards Commercial, next is my Passenger, Navigation and Controlled Airspace Endorsements."
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Scott Allen .... Recreational Pilot Certificate in the Harmony  I started in October last year, but it was initially difficult to balance the work and finance. Recently, I made a life balance to make it happen!  I know I want to be a Commercial Pilot, I have always been interested in aeroplanes and have had a real love for it!  I work in Video Surveillance at The Adelaide Casino, I will keep doing this until I can achieve my goal.  I was a bit nervous to begin with, but realized that it was just a normal flight really! At the end while debriefing, Jack said .... Id happily fly with you!!  This is my first step towards Commercial, next is my Passenger, Navigation and Controlled Airspace Endorsements.

 

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Hey Scott Allen, well done mate 👍

Lily Stephens

Well done Scott

Well done. How to learn to fly to

Congrats Scotty ❤

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4 weeks ago

ADELAIDE BIPLANES

Christian Brini .... New Recreational Pilot Licence in the Cessna 172

"A couple of years ago I was a member of the Adelaide Soaring Club. There I flew about 25 hours gliding in a Glaser Dirks DG-505 and thoroughly enjoyed it! I decided to see what powered flying was like. Living down south, I knew that the coastline down here was beautiful too.

The choice of tailwheel aeroplanes here appealed to me as the tugs that used to take us up gliding were all tailwheel too! It seemed the challenging option!"

Christian achieved his Recreational Pilot Certificate in the tailwheel Sport Cub last October and then set off travelling with friends to South America in November! He flew back into South Australia in March this year, cutting short his trip due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I originally wanted to just enjoy the flying but have decided to carry on and chase my Commercial Pilot Licence."

New RPL, journey well begun!!
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Christian Brini .... New Recreational Pilot Licence in the Cessna 172  A couple of years ago I was a member of the Adelaide Soaring Club. There I flew about 25 hours gliding in a Glaser Dirks DG-505 and thoroughly enjoyed it! I decided to see what powered flying was like. Living down south, I knew that the coastline down here was beautiful too.  The choice of tailwheel aeroplanes here appealed to me as the tugs that used to take us up gliding were all tailwheel too! It seemed the challenging option!  Christian achieved his Recreational Pilot Certificate in the tailwheel Sport Cub last October and then set off travelling with friends to South America in November! He flew back into South Australia in March this year, cutting short his trip due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  I originally wanted to just enjoy the flying but have decided to carry on and chase my Commercial Pilot Licence.  New RPL, journey well begun!!

 

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Well done Christian now you can take mor mates with you as you progress.

Well done Christian Brini

1 month ago

ADELAIDE BIPLANES

Warren Bullock .... First Solo in the Harmony

"I love the challenge of learning to fly! I've had a dream to start learning since I originally came with the Mazda Car Club about 5 years ago.!

Going solo? I don't think it has sunk in yet! I relaxed and enjoyed the first flight on to my favourite Runway. I love coming over the trees on Runway 32 "
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Warren Bullock .... First Solo in the Harmony  I love the challenge of learning to fly! Ive had a dream to start learning since I originally came with the Mazda Car Club about 5 years ago.!  Going solo? I dont think it has sunk in yet! I relaxed and enjoyed the first flight on to my favourite Runway. I love coming over the trees on Runway 32 Image attachment

 

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Congratulations. 32 was my favourite too,

Congratulations Warren. Well done.

1 month ago

ADELAIDE BIPLANES

Steven Hennessy .... First Solo in the Sport Cub

"I am now flying because I have wanted to get my Pilot Licence since I was 7 years old. I was at the 1986 Edinburgh Air Show and I remember the Mirage flying overhead. It was then that I thought .... I want to do that!

I live and work in Roxby Downs driving a 20 tonne Concrete Truck underground. I decided to take holidays to come and make my licence happen, as I want to be able to fly myself and my family back to Adelaide to see our extended families.

Flying solo? It was amazing, on the first takeoff, oh my ............!! Then, an overwhelming sense of disbelief and emotion on landing! On the next lesson I did another 4 landings!! "
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Steven Hennessy .... First Solo in the Sport Cub  I am now flying because I have wanted to get my Pilot Licence since I was 7 years old. I was at the 1986 Edinburgh Air Show and I remember the Mirage flying overhead. It was then that I thought .... I want to do that!  I live and work in Roxby Downs driving a 20 tonne Concrete Truck underground. I decided to take holidays to come and make my licence happen, as I want to be able to fly myself and my family back to Adelaide to see our extended families.  Flying solo? It was amazing, on the first takeoff, oh my ............!! Then, an overwhelming sense of disbelief and emotion on landing! On the next lesson I did another 4 landings!!

 

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Really proud of your achievement Steven. Look forward to the time you can take "the old man" up with you.

Well done Steven!! Our Island airstrip ready & waiting!!✈️✈️

I wish I could afford it.

1 month ago

ADELAIDE BIPLANES

Andrew McGavigan .... First solo in the Harmony

"I used to go up as a teenager with my cousin who had his Pilot Licence.

As my kids are growing up, I decided to take up a challenge for myself!

Going solo? .... I watched Martyn get out of the aeroplane, flying on my own I was nervous and then relief at pulling up!"
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Andrew McGavigan .... First solo in the Harmony  I used to go up as a teenager with my cousin who had his Pilot Licence.  As my kids are growing up, I decided to take up a challenge for myself!  Going solo? .... I watched Martyn get out of the aeroplane, flying on my own I was nervous and then relief at pulling up!

 

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Congratulations Andrew, a day you’ll never forget

Please give my very best wishes and kind regards to Martyn and Gaylene and Bonnie. And good luck to your new release of new lifestyle.👍

Well done Andrew!! You’re welcome to fly into Dean Johnson’s airstrip anytime!! 😁😁✈️✈️

You got a very good teacher there.👍

Bonnie took me for my first flight.

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