Author: Philip Newman

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Out for a fly: Turns.

Part of being a Private Pilot is keeping current. It’s hard to make sure you’re safe in the sky so every now and then I’ll go up with an instructor and practice the basics...

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Heading South – Cross Country Flying.

Keeping up your flying hours is a good way to spend all your hard earned money.  New Zealand has some stunning scenery if you get the right weather you can see all the way...

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DC3 on takeoff roll at wanaka airshow.

There is something majestic about this old girl.  The rumble of the engines as she powers down the runway and ever so slowly glides into the sky.  Since getting my pilot’s licence I’ve wondered...

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Scheduled flights must go on.

There is something quietly humorous about an ATR landing at Wanaka in the middle of an airshow.  It’s almost like the walk of shame after a night out… everyone’s watching you even if you’re just...

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The Hamilton Gardens.

Hanging out in the Hamilton Gardens with Jayson.  He took this awesome photo of me in my brand new Adidas hoody. I was trying my best to look the part of a hoodrat. I...