Episode 3 – Circuits

Ready for departure is the new podcast aimed at student pilots or those thinking about starting flying lessons for the first time.

In episode 3 of the Ready for Departure podcast, student pilot Steve Middleton describes his experience flying in the circuit for the first time. Listen as Steve talks through the different stages of the circuit from his perspective as a new trainee pilot. Steve recalls some of the common mistakes he made, such as forgetting to push the right rudder during take-off, climbing too steeply and struggling to steer in a straight line down the runway.

Eventually Steve overcame these problems and even managed to learn acceptable radio telephony skills (with an example live RT recording included within the episode) so that when the time came to fly solo in the circuit, all his skills had come together, thanks to plenty of practice. Listen as Steve describes his circuit work.

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