Video! Piston engines, the otto cycle, and fuel mixture

Brilliantly written by profpilot, on April 12th, 2011

New video! It’s been far too long, and I apologise. I’m a student (of the non-aviational variety this time) now so I’ve had to prioritise certain other activities. I’ll still pump these out though – if you want to stay informed, subscribe to me on YouTube!

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Video #10: Aircraft Stability

Brilliantly written by profpilot, on April 14th, 2010



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Video #11: Takeoff

Brilliantly written by profpilot, on January 27th, 2010



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Steven’s PPL Diary 11: It’s A Conspiracy!

Brilliantly written by Steven, on December 15th, 2009

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Day 10: It’s a conspiracy!
Bad weather, telecoms and Inland Revenue.

[Exercise: N/A]

Well, the past few weeks have certainly been, interesting for flying. A mixture of bad weather, some awkwardly planned shreds of a social life and a family emergency have meant that I’ve had my feet firmly on the ground for the past few weeks. On one of my foggy excursions to the airport my instructor took me through the basics radio transmissions from engine start to shut down on a basic circuit of the airport and then we watched a Lockheed Electra plant itself firmly on the ground, with one hell of a racket (pretty smoky too).

Lockheed Electra: Offends the majority of senses.

Lockheed Electra: Offends the majority of senses.


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Steven’s PPL Diary 10: More Circuits

Brilliantly written by Steven, on November 15th, 2009

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Day 9: I can see clearly now, the fog has gone.
Circuits.

[Exercise: 12 – 13]

Well it seems that the weather God’s have shined down on me, along with the sun, and finally after 4 weeks of not being able to fly, I finally got to get up in the sky. Clear skies, a slight wind and it was back to circuit training for me.

I can see the end of the runway in November!!!

I can see the end of the runway in November!!!


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Steven’s PPL Diary 9: Stalls

Brilliantly written by Steven, on October 27th, 2009

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Day 8 – The bright lights of Coventry Airport
Falling out of the sky (Also known as stalling).

[Exercise: 10]

This week, not dejected (yet) by my lack of fan mail, I head to the airport for another 9am flight.

profpilot's audience. Popular in North Korea.

profpilot's audience.


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Steven’s PPL Diary 8: Circuits

Brilliantly written by Steven, on October 19th, 2009

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Day 7 – ‘Ouch’
Stalling introduction cancelled, introduction to flying circuits.

[Exercise: 12,13]

This time, I was sure my lesson was going to be cancelled, low cloud, wind was really blowing some. Fortunately for me, and of course my loyal readers (Are there any? I’ve yet to have any fan mail…) it wasn’t, but we did have to change the briefing, cloud was too low for stalling practice so circuits it was.

The instructor sent me out to the aircraft (the wrong one again, although, I’m getting familiar with it now) to do the pre-flight checks whilst he went to check the weather (and possibly seek divine intervention for my flying).

May God have mercy on my soul.

May God have mercy on my soul.


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Steven’s PPL Diary 7: Turning

Brilliantly written by Steven, on October 12th, 2009

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Day 6 – Back to Normality
Turning, straight and level (with turning), climbing (with turning), descending (with more turning)

[Exercise 6,7,8,9]

Well, as I’ve had Sam proof reading, uploading and adding his possibly world renowned photoshopped images to my oh-so many entries (Cat’s out of the bag, I don’t upload the diary myself) there’s still nothing new that I can point my many millions of fans too.

This week the pre-flight briefing included a look at the various angles of bank required at various times, and this time I got the answer to the question wrong.

Oh dear Steven.

Oh dear Steven.


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How To Pass Your PPL Theory Exams

Brilliantly written by profpilot, on October 5th, 2009

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Learning how to chug away merrily through the sky is pretty fantastic when you are actually in the sky. But the party doesn’t end there – ground based excitement also abounds in your pilot training course. This article will be looking at how to pass these thrilling aviationally related papers of joy in the easiest manner, while also actually learning what they are talking about. That’s kind of important too.

Otherwise you'll be flying towards this scene. If you're into that kind of thing.

If you don't know your stuff, you could well be flying towards this scene. If you're into that whole weird Jesus thing.


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Steven’s PPL Diary 6: Gliding Descents

Brilliantly written by Steven, on October 2nd, 2009

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Day 6 – You’re not my aircraft.
Descending – With some climbing and some more straight and level flight.

[Exercise 6,7,8]

Without any portion of the Profpilot website I can unofficially advertise, that’s currently related to my training maybe it’s time I tried to gleam some freebies from aviation related companies, to give some sort of half-baked review… (I can dream, can’t I?)

Your pilots' portable urinal eagerly awaits your hands on testing Steven!

Your pilots' portable urinal eagerly awaits your hands on testing Steven!


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