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Come Fly With Me – 28/29 September

In Announcement on September 25, 2013 at 10:55 pm

Note the meticulous attention to modesty and safety (in that order), we pilots are known for. Anthony, the pilot, looks like he is in haven and the expression of Lenora, the passenger, is simply priceless. According to the Christian Science Monitor, Miss Rivero was delighted with flight but disappointed they didn’t fly higher.

I haven’t decided where I am going to next weekend, but I will definitely fly.  Pulau Tioman seems a nice destination and I could use the short-field landing practice.  If anybody is interested to join me, let me know.  I have one seat available (and a second for a light person).  Use the “Contact me …” link at the top right of this page if you want to send me a message.

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VFR Reporting Points – Update

In Flight Bag, Knowledge, Navigation, Uncategorized on September 25, 2013 at 10:39 pm

So, where should I go next?

I have updated the VFR reporting point file.  So far I have collected 137 points from the AIP (for example the VFR lanes or some of the special use airspace definitions) or by noting which points ATC would recognize.

If you come across any reporting points that are not included in my collection, please drop me an e-mail.

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Breakfast in Batam – How to fly to Batam, Indonesia

In Flight Log, Navigation, Social Life on September 21, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Rolling on runway 4 – Batam, Hang Hadim Airport

The Indonesian island of Batam is barely 10 nautical miles away from Singapore, but practically nobody ever flies there.  I think there are three reasons for that.  Firstly, the city of Singapore and the busy airspace of Changi Airport create a barrier between Seletar or Senai and Nadim Airport on Batam.  Secondly, it is somewhat inconvenient to get a flight permit from the Indonesian DCA and thirdly, parking, landing and ground handling fees at Nadim Airport are rumored to be excessive.

My mission this weekend was to find out what it is really like to fly to Batam from Seletar Airport. (I had help from KC Lim, who occasionally flies with me while he is waiting for the DCA Malaysia to issue his SPL so that he can start his training.) (Please click here for more pictures)

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Young Eagles Day, 7 September 2013 – Subang Airport

In Flight Log, Social Life on September 8, 2013 at 8:14 pm

More than 60 children became Young Eagles this weekend.

Much has been written about the lifelong passion that many pilots have for aviation and how this passion was ignited by this one flight when the pilot was still a small child.  Even more has been written about the need and the pleasure to give back to the community what we have received from aviation over the years.  The Young Eagles Day organized by the Malaysian chapter of the EAA (Captain Siva and his crew) was a rare occasion at which we could do both.  The EAA invited children from Community Children Homes and anybody who wanted to come along.  The response was overwhelming and while I didn’t count, I am sure we had close to 70 kids.  (see picture gallery here) Read the rest of this entry »

Aviation Day for Children

In Announcement, Social Life on September 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Picture taken at LIMA 2013 – Kids sitting in the shadow under the stabilator of 9MDRJ

EAA Malaysia is organizing an aviation day for underprivileged children at Subang Airport on Saturday, 7 September 2013. I will fly to Subang on Friday morning to help out. The main attraction of the day for the kids will be the flight with one of the participating aircraft.  The event will go from 0900 am to 1800.  The young pilots will get a certificate and I believe there will also be an opportunity to visit the control tower and fly an airplane in a simulator.

I thought it would be nice to take pictures of the kids in the airplane and share it with them later. If anybody wants to join me to help with the pictures and the safety around the airplane, let me know. You would need to be at Seletar on Friday morning around 9 am.  I am coming back on Sunday morning.

Ingo and his Piper Archer III