Rowan Castle - Travel & Photography
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The Imperial War Museum at Duxford.


Piloting a light aircraft is one of the best kinds of adventure travel, and it had been one of my long-held ambitions to get a Private Pilots Licence (PPL). In 2004, I started studying for my ground exams at Kemble Aerodrome (now Cotswold Airport). While I was at Kemble, I was privileged to have the incredible opportunity to fly in an ex-RAF Hawker Hunter T7 fighter jet. In 2005, I travelled to Florida to do my PPL flying training with Ormond Beach Aviation at Ormond Beach Municipal Airport. Having obtained my Private Pilots Licence (PPL) and Night Qualification in Florida,  I returned to Cotswold Airport where I enjoyed flying single engine piston aeroplanes; renting them from The Flying Club Kemble. In August 2007, I passed my Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) Rating at Oxford Airport.
My Jet Fighter Flight My Jet Fighter Flight Blog of my PPL Training in Florida Blog of my PPL Training in Florida My Pilot Logbook My Pilot Logbook
A web version of my official pilot logbook, with links to photographs, videos and Google Earth flight tracks.