Earning my Private Pilots License – Jandakot Airport

October 14, 2010

a quick compilation of my flight training from TIF to PPL. includes my first solo, first area solo, circuit training, stalls, navigation, radio procedures, theory, flight in Perth controlled airspace, etc. aerodromes in this video are Jandakot airport (YPJT), Northam (YNTM), Beverley (YBEV), Rottnest Island (YRTI). Completed my GFPT phase in a C152 at RACWA, then PPL phase at Minovation in a Piper Warrior and Archer. camera is a GoPro Hero (SD version for the earlier videos, HD newer).


25 Responses to “Earning my Private Pilots License – Jandakot Airport”

  1. dickdog75 on October 14th, 2010 11:58 pm

    great footage!

  2. Heirokos on October 15th, 2010 12:02 am

    Damn, i cant wait for my solo; 2nd last class is in 6hrs from now and im just filling out the Weight and Balance of my C-152. Great vid man! 😀

  3. Andreas20a on October 15th, 2010 12:34 am

    Man this is brilliant! 5stars. I’ll start to take some photos also ! If its possible can you tell me the song at 2:28 and 5:27, thank you anticipate! How much hours do you have now, i’ll start ir soon, good luck and have fun up there!

  4. Aeroerotic on October 15th, 2010 12:44 am

    Sweet vid. Gotta love the 152.

  5. kierburger on October 15th, 2010 1:02 am

    Great video! Congradulations!
    I’m 18 years old and just couple of weeks away from doing my first solo in a c-152 and I’m thinking of trying to film it as well. I have access to a GoPro and a headmount for it but I’m just wondering how you were able to get the audio from the radio chatter onto the video.

    Thanks a lot for your help!! and congradulations!


  6. Karl0010 on October 15th, 2010 1:37 am

    Great video, A must see for all student pilots.

  7. 2Girls1Nuke on October 15th, 2010 1:59 am

    what is the first song? its pretty good, like your flying.
    its a good inspiration to me bro, thanks a lot and good luck.

  8. Dandrooo on October 15th, 2010 2:34 am

    I like this video!!! i’m a student pilot as well.
    Its verry cool to see what i can expect during my course.
    I had six lessons now, and i got hooked on flying.
    Good work!! Happy landings ; – )

  9. kpoida on October 15th, 2010 3:09 am

    @netxero the camera was always mounted inside the cockpit and in either case it was secure enough so it wouldn’t not come off in flight. When I recorded some audio, I made sure I could quickly remove the system in case it interfered with anything (which it didn’t). It helped with my training, because I could review the footage if I thought I did something wrong or could do it better (eg. PFLs)

  10. netxero on October 15th, 2010 3:54 am

    Hey that’s pretty sweet. As a student pilot, I like the idea of taking videos of my flying. Just curious though, how well you trust the camera being mounted on the top of the plane like that. I’d be afraid of it falling off in flight or embarrassed if it fell off on the runway.

  11. ProductionJack on October 15th, 2010 4:36 am

    Man i love the Royal AreoClub Cessna 152 Areobat! I love the gear fairings aswell…

    cant wait to get my PPL

  12. TTandN on October 15th, 2010 5:35 am

    @kpoida ah yes, ok. thanks

  13. kpoida on October 15th, 2010 6:09 am

    @TTandN thanks mate. its a GoPro camera and yep I used a suction mount for some of the shots. I also used some of the other standard mounts that come with the camera. Check out the GoPro website and you’ll get an idea of the options..

  14. kpoida on October 15th, 2010 6:18 am

    @dem0npain you should be a politician! ^^

  15. TTandN on October 15th, 2010 7:09 am

    Great Fliyng! how does this camera mount to things? i am considering getting one for my solo and the rest of my experiences of becoming a pilot.does it come with a suction cup mount?

  16. incognitostatus on October 15th, 2010 8:00 am


  17. dem0npain on October 15th, 2010 8:02 am

    It was worth watching !

  18. kpoida on October 15th, 2010 8:31 am

    @dem0npain hope my flying was OK too 🙂

  19. kpoida on October 15th, 2010 9:22 am

    @rova969 thanks mate. yep i remember looking up stalls videos before my stalls training, circuits before my circuit training, etc. unfortunately no multi or CIFR planned in the near future..

  20. dem0npain on October 15th, 2010 9:43 am

    Best editing ever seen..

  21. rova969 on October 15th, 2010 10:23 am

    Awsum editing, any student pilot enjoys lookin round youtube for some good video’s of anything to do with flight training, this is the best I’ve ever seen.
    Best of luck with everything else :), would be great to see a multi or CIFR version

  22. absolutsoju on October 15th, 2010 10:53 am

    I had a good laugh when you were “flipping” through the music stations.. Nice vid.

  23. jezcol on October 15th, 2010 11:17 am

    @kpoida cool at PDSC

  24. ellzyss on October 15th, 2010 11:54 am


  25. stuka101 on October 15th, 2010 11:58 am

    @kpoida Yea i understand but will be well worth the wait!! should take people and share the cost.

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