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Yesterday I made a few training flight for my up-and-coming Instrument Rating. The first leg was from LHTL (Tököl) in VFR and then changed to IFR before TORNO, flying to LHPR (Győr Pér), where I made two runway 30 VOR approaches and then landed with a runway 30 RNAV (GPS) approach. The second leg was from LHPR to LZIB (Bratislava), where the original plan was to fly via KUNET and perform a standard arrival via KUNET – but I got a direct clearance to the initial approach fix of the runway 31 ILS approach, by which I landed. The third leg was back from LZIB to LHTL, via a VAMOG standard departure, but here I was also cleared direct to VAMOG quite early on. Landing at LHTL was in VFR.

Here is a map representation of the trips:

Here is a video taken on the LHRP – LZIB leg:

and a video from the LZIB – LHTL leg:

the logs for the trips can be found here:

Images of the Milla Demonstration on October 23rd, 2012, as we flew over the Gellért hill. Photos taken by Balázs Glódi.

Recently I made a family trip from Budapest, Hungary to Kotor Bay / Tivat, Montenegro, with my 5 month old daughter on board a Diamond DA-40. I summarized the preparations needed & experiences about taking a baby on board a small aircraft – albeit in Hungarian.

a flight from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (LYBE) to Szeged Airport (LHUD) in a Diamond DA-40 on the 2nd August 2012. recording taken with a GoPro camera.

Making progress with converting Hungarian eAIP publication data into AIXM, in the Open Avation Map project.

Last week we had a program on flying with small aircraft on my beloved Radio Tilos, with Szabolcs Tóth, Kanada Kaosz & Styepp, in their bi-weekly regular program, the 3. passenger (3. utas). Before the program, I took Szabolcs up in the air around Budapest.

Listen to our program & see flight images here.

dismay of Tótumfaktum fame even made a small sound compilation based on the engine & airplane noise recorded by Szabolcs during the flight. He used this audio in his program about damage’s new book, the Damage Report. Listen to the audio here:


Venice departure

I summed up our trip taken last summer to Portoroz, Slovenia & Venice, Italy on the web site – as a teaser to the up & coming flying season of this year.

Golden Gate Bridge tip

I summed up my experiences on about converting a Hungarian Private Pilot License to a US FAA PPL, and on the differences between flying in Hungary vs. flying in the US. This was all done while I took to the skies in California, including the San Francisco Bay Area & then to the Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.

The Man

Some images of Burning Man – Black Rock City.

Black Rock City

The final leg of the Burning Man (88NV) – Derby (KLOL) – Mammoth Lakes (KMMH) – Derby (KLOL) – Black Rock City (88NV) daytrip – returning back to Burning Man.