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Have a look at Pulau Rawa

In Flight Log, Navigation on February 27, 2012 at 12:07 am

Flight Log Pulau Rawa on 26 February 2012


Today I went to Pulau Rawa (a little island East of Mersing) and since I have now done it twice, I thought I would give some advice to fellow pilots who want to fly this beautiful VFR route.

Some basic information about this route:

  • Distance: 144 nm
  • Realistic time with about 5 to 10 minutes over Pulau Rawa: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • AT4 fuel usage: 38 liters
  • Flight log: download link (Apple Pages Format, this link is not going to be updated!)
  • Flight plan: download link (Apple Pages Format, this link is not going to be updated!)

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KL City Tour

In Flight Bag, Flight Log on February 19, 2012 at 11:10 pm

KL City Tour

On my way back from Langkawi, Captain Aziz (he is based in Subang) was so kind to reveal the secrets of  a proper city tour over Kuala Lumpur.  We flew in loose formation on an anti-clockwise course around the city center with its twin towers, around Batu Caves and back Subang.  The weather was  good and the usual haze  hadn’t descended onto the city yet.  Ear;y morning was “clearly” the right time to marvel at the glory of KL.

From the air, KL doesn’t actually look that big and there are a couple of easy to recognize reporting points. Nevertheless, next time I want to do this on my own and so I created my own  map to remember the reporting points, air spaces and so forth.  As usual the map can be downloaded in the download section of my website. Read the rest of this entry »

Better Scale

In Flight Bag, Gear on February 12, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Johor Airspace Map

I have updated my “chart” and trimmed it down to A4.  I have also attempted to scale it properly at 1:500,000 (i.e. the Sectional Chart scale).  The actual scale of the printed map depends very much on the printer.  The idea is to print the map on A4 without any resizing.  On my Macbook Pro it works very well with paper size A4 and a scale of 100% (in the printer dialog).

BTW: I have created these maps with Inkscape using an old TPC chart and a couple of other free resources from the Internet.  The maps are available in the source format (SVG), which can be opened with Inkscape and other vector graphic programs.  The other formats are in bitmap formats (JPEG, PNG and PDF) and cannot be edited in the sense that elements of the charts are just bitmaps and cannot be changed in shape etc.

The maps can be downloaded here.

The one hundred Dollar Fanta

In Flight Bag, Flight Log, Social Life on February 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Suyoung, Nigel and Ingo

Is there a good reason to fly to Malacca, have a coffee and a Nasi Lemak and fly back straight away? No! When you find the only coffee shop closed and left with the option to buy a Fanta, there is even less reason to do so.

Is that going to stop us pilots to do exactly that anyway? Of course not.  We do it for the flying and for the surprised looks on our friend’s faces when we tell them that we will fly for a coffee to Malacca on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »