This site is the personal musings of someone who wanted to learn to fly. It covers my journey from my first lesson towards getting my NPPL(Microlight) licence and on through to flying GA (General Aviation, Cessnas and the like) via adding NPPL(SSEA) Simple Single Engine Aircraft and finally turning that into a LAPL (Light Aircraft Pilot Licence). I passed my GST for microlights on the 22nd June 2015 around 2 years after my first lesson.
I got into learning to fly when my wife and children got me a lesson in a Piper Warrior for my 50th birthday, after that lesson I really wanted to learn but I could not afford the cost of learning in a GA aircraft, however with the help of Google I discovered the affordable world of microlighting and I have never looked back.
By day I work as an Agile Project Manager in the world of IT.
While learning to fly I blogged about the lessons I took and my learning for the exams. I have tried to give an honest account of m journey, warts and all as I got somewhat despondent reading other peoples blogs who seemed to be wonderful at learning this new skill.
Learning to fly remains one of me greatest achievements and certainly the one that is giving me the most pleasure. Almost everyone has it within themselves to learn to fly, like so many things in life you just need to keep at it!
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
I will have some advertising which I hope people may click on to help pay for this site, but it’s not a commercial venture.
As you will be able to tell I’m not a professional writer and I am dyslexic too, so please don’t expect this site to be free from spelling errors or 100% grammatically correct, but I will try my best and hopefully other people and student pilots may find it of interest!