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Converted to Cherokee Warrior

In Flight Log on March 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Aircraft Rating PA-28

Today I finished my conversion to the Piper PA-28-161 (Warrior II). Around noon time I and Captain Singh took off with the intention to spend a cool and turbulence free hour over the water somewhere West of Pontian Kechill and Benut. However, when we got there we decided to ask for clearance to go to Batu Pahat instead. That was the first time I “filed” a flight plan in-flight. It is not a big deal, but good to know that this is possible, in case I get bored with circling in the training area and want to fly along the coast (from Kukup maybe) to Benut or so. I always wondered whether I can just call and ask. Now I know.
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First Flight Piper Warrior II

In Flight Log, Private Pilot License on March 12, 2011 at 11:23 pm

After my First Flight with Piper PA-28-161 9m-FRR

I can add a new aircraft type to my “Aircraft I have flown”  web page.  This weekend I took off for the first time with one of the club’s Piper Warrior II PA-28-161 (9M-FRR).  The two Pipers came from the Singapore Youth Flying Club late last year (they have a picture of a PA-28 in the yellow-blue livery of the Youth Flying Club on the Piper Cherokee Wikipedia page). Read the rest of this entry »

Shame on me

In Hangar Flying on March 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Dark clouds over Senai

Shame on me.  I missed an opportunity to do some flying, and it was all my fault.
I took a day off, because I couldn’t get an aircraft last weekend, and I didn’t want to go without any flying for two weeks.  Unfortunately yesterday evening I warmed up to the mini Asahi beers at Quarubar too much and on top of that I couldn’t refuse when an Singapore airline pilot (no less) offered me a drink. Read the rest of this entry »