Saturday, September 18, 2010

Off we go to Oshkosh!

Sadly another year has passed and so another Oshkosh Air Venture has happened and I wasn't able to go there. Oh well... if I can't go like this why shouldn't I go virtually?

And with this question in my head I planned a flight from Cascais, LPCS, to Whitman Regional, KOSH, but flying in the virtual skies on Fight Simulator.

The aircraft for the journey was the Beechcraft Bonanza F33A from Carenado, a well advanced single engine with a quite good performance.

The route that I've choose was a northern one flying from Portugal to Spain then France and UK and then proceeding to Iceland and Greenland passing that entering Canada and proceeding southwest to KOSH.

Here are some Pictures of this trip. A very good one to who knows one day fly it in real sky.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Last Sunday...

Last Sunday I went to AeroNostalgia 2010 Air festival. With a price of 5€, indeed quite cheap, this Air festival was somehow like all general aviation here in Portugal. Very Small!

But however small doesn't mean that it's bad. As a matter of fact it was a very pleasant experience.

There wasn't to much to see in the sky due to the lack of participants but there was some exciting maneuvers performed by Diana Silva, the Portuguese 25 year old aerobatic woman pilot, And of course the Smoke Wings Team with 2 Yak 52.

From Germany came an OV-10 Bronco a very interesting turboprop aircraft and amazing capabilities.

And the organizer of the event the Aero Fénix Museum brought to us a de Havilland Chipmunk, one Piper Colt and a Boeing Stearman. From the Portuguese Air Force, other member of the organization, there was a Dornier Do-27.

On the ground there was plenty to see because all airshow was on the apron of the new Portuguese Air Force Museum located in the Sintra Airbase to. I'm not going to continue to describe because I think the pictures talk from their selves.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Next stop... multi engine!

with only one hour to finish the single engine instrument training and four hours of night flying I got today the manual of our flight school multi engine aircraft and a test to introduce me to the differences of the new type.

Let's get to work and study hard.

How low can you go?

Last Solo as Student

Here are some photos of my last solo flight as a student pilot. Hope you enjoy them!

return to cascais


Milfontes Lighthouse

Portimão harbor

Santa a Clara a Velha Dam

Alcácer do Sal

Troia Peninsula

Vintage Aero Club

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