“On Wings of Waste” takes flight

On Wings of Waste. (Owen Zupp)

There was a significant flight that took place on Thursday morning at Illawarra Regional Airport at Wollongong. A two-seat Vans RV-9 set course for Tyabb, Victoria under the banner of the "10 per cent solution". Powered by a single WAM120, three-cylinder turbo-diesel, the 120hp (90kW) powerplant uses … [Read more...]

Living in the Age of Airplanes. More than a movie

Living in the age of airplanes. (National Geographic Studios)

At the opening of the film, Living in the Age of Airplanes, narrator Harrison Ford suggests that you “leave behind everything you know about airplanes”. While this may seem at odds with the title, it is indeed sage advice, for only with a blank canvas can one truly appreciate the significance of this … [Read more...]

Sully the movie – one pilot’s perspective

For those yet to see the movie Sully, I highly recommend it. I came away entertained, and as an Airbus A320 pilot, pleased with the technical accuracy. Obviously the culling demands of screenwriting call for year-long investigations to be severely paraphrased and certain items were tweaked for dramatic … [Read more...]

Book review: Ryan Campbell was born to fly

There is no denying that Ryan Campbell is a remarkable young man. However, after reading his book Born to Fly, one must wonder which is his most outstanding achievement - being the youngest person to fly solo around the world or writing an exceptional 300 page book. In Born to Fly Ryan takes the reader on … [Read more...]