Welcome to my General Aviation blog
A little about me
Firstly, I have no connection with SallyB, Duxford’s B-17 Flying Fortress, but I do share the same name and I think we are both rather spectacular when we take to the air!
I usually fly a PA28 and have an IMC and Night Rating. I think my strengths are navigating (having got lost once very early on, I don’t want that to ever happen again!) and keeping fairly cool when there are problems. My absolute weakness is landing. I have done some really smooth ones. Honestly!
So why do I fly?
Most fellow aviators could answer that for me but the key points would probably be about pushing myself to the limit, learning something new, experiencing an incredible sense of freedom and sitting at the controls with a broad grin on my face. Add to that the adrenalin rush and the downright beauty of the view out of the window and I think that sums it up. Oh, and of course, it is an addiction that just can’t be sated. I’ve been flying for about 4 years now. I was very fortunate to find a flying buddy who was of the same mindset as me and we fly as often as we can, rarely returning to the same place twice and always pushing ourselves.
My connection to AviationLOGIC
Being part of AviationLOGIC meant that I could expand my involvement in aviation and it has been great fun developing the apps. Another steep learning curve for me. I have found a voice and have had a letter published in Pilot magazine about circuits and was included in an article in LOOP, which focussed on the small number of women in aviation. I have also become involved in Aerobility, a charitable organisation that aims to get people flying whatever their disability.
The origin of my Blog
Whenever we went off flying, my buddy and I would always return with some funny tale to tell. The people at the flying club suggested that we write a blog of our adventures. Well it seems like I got the job! SallyB’s blog was born.
I hope you enjoy reading about our exploits and do feel free to add comments or to suggest new places we could visit.