Some aviation activities to help fill in the time.

Post Hibernation Aerobatics

Hosted by the Australian Aerobatic Club - Victorian Chapter on Monday 13th September at 7:30 pm

The weather is improving and hopefully COVID Lockdown restrictions will be easing..
Time to dust off the aerobatic pilot and aeroplane!
Join us for a Webinar presented by Russell Banks about things to consider as we return to the sport of aerobatics and flying in general.
Zoom details as follows:
Topic: Post Hibernation Aerobatics
Time: Sep 13, 2021 07:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 649 010 1220
Passcode: WV5ci5


Why I'm doing the Tour de Kids Challenge

I'm participating in Starlight’s Tour de Kids cycling challenge to raise money for sick kids.

We've all recently experienced periods of uncertainty and social isolation, and children and families who manage serious illness face this every day. Please sponsor me and help brighten the lives of sick kids.

I'm cycling 100km in 30 days to raise money for sick kids.

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Getting an FAA Pilot Certificate plus Fun with Floats

Hosted by Ozaeros
Thursday 16th September at 7:30 pm

Presented by Dave Prossor who is a CPL holder and Flight Instructor. He acquired and has an FAA Pilot certificate (the FAA does not call them pilot licences). In recent times he has been chasing the new plastic licence that replaces the paper certificate.

In the USA while on an Oshkosh visit Dave got in some floatplane time. That led to get an Australian float ticket and flying floats on charter in Tasmania.

Dave is the President of the Aviation Historical Society of Australia. He writes two columns in an Australian Aviation magazine.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 939 769 3715
Passcode: 515239

All welcome!


On September 8th at 3:30 pm EDT (that is 5:30 am Australian EST) — Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) broadcast a live discussion with Rich Stowell about Learn to Turn on LinkedIn. You can view the video at

Ozaeros is supporting this program with information feely available at

The following is from Rich Stowell on 10th September 2021:

Today is the official release of “Learn to Turn,” a free program that takes a stick and rudder approach to help reduce the frequency of loss of control accidents. Sponsored by Avemco Insurance Company and Hartzell Propeller Inc., the program is anchored by a 98-page digital booklet. Supporting assets include a 42-page graphics supplement to facilitate classroom discussion, a 28-minute webinar recording, a 12-minute video, targeted training exercises, and a pilot survey.

With more than 30 years of experience providing spin, emergency maneuver, and aerobatic training, I’ve found that through no fault of their own, light airplane pilots generally have been misinformed and undertrained regarding turn dynamics. As a result, too many continue to lose control of their airplanes. So in addition to academic content, “Learn to Turn” offers training exercises designed to improve basic flying skills and increase awareness of the consequences of our control inputs.”

Topics include Bottom Line Up Front; Program Structure; The Problem and A Solution; Operational Errors; What the Specialists See; Basic Object Motion; The Primary Controls; Horizontal, Oblique, and Vertical Turns; Accelerated Stalls; Excellence in Airmanship; and Training Mindset and Exercises.
A coalition of thirty early supporters is sharing and promoting the content already: Adventure Flying Services, Anderson Aviation, AOPA Air Safety Institute, Arizona Aviation Services, ATO Cirrus Aircraft Management, Aviation Performance Solutions, Canyon Flying, Central Washington University, Community Aviation, CP Aviation, Experimental Aircraft Association, FAA Safety Team, Gallatin College Montana State University, Gold Seal Online Ground School, Idaho Division of Aeronautics, International Aerobatic Club, McMurray Aero Safety Training, National Association of Flight Instructors, Ozaeros, Patty Wagstaff Airshows, Recreational Aviation Foundation, Redbird Flight Simulations, Rod Machado, Smokehouse Pilots Club, Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, Specialized Aero Works, Spread Aviation, Stick & Rudder Aviation, Treasure Valley Community College, and Utah Valley University.

Pilots and especially instructors are encouraged to use “Learn to Turn” to gain more knowledge and experience with all aspects of turning flight. While the e-booklet is available from many of the supporters listed above, all the program assets can be accessed at Further, pilots who participate in “Learn to Turn” can qualify for a five percent discount on their annual Avemco insurance premium through the company’s Safety Rewards Program.

The AOPA Air Safety Institute will be hosting the Wings-approved webinar, “Implementing Learn to Turn” with Stowell on Thursday, October 21st at 7:00 pm EDT. (9 am Sunday the 22nd AEST)

Future Zoom Sessions to be Hosted by Ozaeros

Topics planned in coming weeks include:
  • Back Country Flying in the USA with David Evans
  • Mountain Flying in the USA with David Pilkington
  • Flying in Alaska by David Hooke
Others are welcome to make a presentation - Ozaeros will assist as required and promote it.


Have a look here for videos of previous Zoom sessions and other reading  material:


My earlier articles on the performance requirements of Part 91 were based on the draft so, as it is only a few months before it takes effect, we should consider it again. Being a former flight performance engineer, I like to take an interest in numbers so let’s discuss take-off and landing performance as required by 91.795 and 91.800.

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Let me know what you think?
If anyone would like to chat about aviation theory or seek help with it let me know and we can do it on Zoom, no charge. Especially aerobatics, spinning, tailwheel, aerodynamics, performance and weight & balance.

Looking forward to seeing you at the airport soon -- email David.
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