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On the importance of checking paperwork & Grade 3 Instructor limitations

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First printed in Aeronotes (the Official Journal of the Australian Ballooning Federation) Volume 38 No 1 (March, 2016) as a guide for student pilots, instructors and examiners. There is a phrase that goes something like “Assumption is the mother of … Continue reading

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My first published hot air ballooning article: Getting to 20

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My first article about flying hot air balloons was published back in September last year (2013). It appeared in Volume 35, Issue 3 of Aeronotes, the official journal of the Australian Ballooning Federation. The topic of the article was “Getting … Continue reading

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Going to “The Lake”

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The Australian Ballooning Federation are working with the Mildura International Balloon Fiesta to host “The Lake” event at Lake Cullulleraine near Mildura in the “Mallee” region of north-west Victoria. If you’re wondering just where that might be, check out the … Continue reading

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2010-07-03 – Shifting Evening Winds – Mildura – VH-BLQ (77)

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This was an afternoon flight where the light winds shifted dramatically part way through, making us reassess our route & target landing spot. I was at Mildura as part of the Australian Ballooning Federation’s “The Lake 2010” event Here’s my … Continue reading

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2010-07-03 – First Lesson – Mildura – VH-BLQ (77)

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This was my first instructional flight in a hot air balloon. I was at Mildura as part of the Australian Ballooning Federation’s “The Lake 2010” event Here’s my notes from the flight: Paul’s FICOM check process Cold, crisp conditions with … Continue reading

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Safety Through Information

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I recently gave a presentation at the Balloon Association of Victoria’s “Safety Seminar” on obtaining information to stay safe when flying balloons. This information is published on my site as the Safety Through Information article and is also available as … Continue reading

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