PIAviation is a blog and resource channel run by aviation enthusiast and private pilot Paul Ingram. Paul has been interested in aviation from an early age – where most boys especially say “I want to be a pilot!” Except, in this case, there was definitely some truth in it.
Paul’s desire to gain a pilot’s licence began in 2010 when he flew his first experience flight in a Robin HR200 – a single-engine, low fixed wing twin-seater aircraft at Sibson, Peterborough, UK. Having spent several years “messing around” in Microsoft Flight Simulator, the basic understanding of “how a plane flies” was already in place, and much of the flight was spent “hands-on” – including during take-off and landing!
Apparently a very common thing among pilots, but Paul is absolutely petrified of heights. Perfectly happy to fly thousands of feet above ground, Paul refuses to climb a ladder and freezes when walking across bridges. Weird!
PIAviation aims to be a place of information, experiences and tips on all things aviation.
Paul is a private pilot based at Cambridge Airport in the UK.
Planned training – postponed due to COVID-19: