Deepak Mahajan A Practical and Pictorial Guide for flying Ultralight Aircraft in and around Turbulent Weather conditions.
Photos of Storm Clouds and tips on how to avoid them.
Guidance on things to do before and during flight in rough air.
Deepak Mahajan A Flight called Wanda is the story of discovery of places, people, airports and airspaces over 6400 nautical miles through 12 countries.
Three intrepid travellers experience good and bad weather, some interesting escapades and one incident which would have resulted in disastrous consequences.
2 Ultra light aircraft were used to travel to places that could not have been reached by any other means.
Flying from the UK across Holland, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Greece, Italy and France taught Team Wanda some valuable lessons in human relationships as well as flight performance.
A reader's response after reading this book:-
"Excellent book for all pilots who want to fly across borders. Learning from mistakes, carefully analyze the weather, know how to estimate the point of no return, anticipating the demands of air traffic controllers and live a wonderful journey that leads you to landscapes and so different from our everyday people, this is a book I read avidly. Plane or ULM, I traveled to over 40 countries and I have learned a lot from this book. Thank you Deepak. Jo."
Deepak Mahajan This is a report on the flight from UK to Germany via Holland by modern sports plane to visit the annual Aviation Air Fair held at Friedrichshafen, Germany.
The Author, Deepak Mahajan, describes the interesting details of the flight there and back and includes a first person report on the new technology and ultra light personal planes seen on display.
He also makes some personal opinions and offers insights on aspects of personal aviation and its future.
"….When the grey waters of the wide canals merged with the dull sky, I told the ATC of our intention to find a hole in the clouds large enough to climb up. In a couple of minutes we found a suitable patch of bright blue and I climbed up through it into controlled airspace and with ATC help we were vectored from VOR to VOR, past Rotterdam then between Arnhem (‘A Bridge Too Far’) and Nijmegen, maintaining an odd thousands plus 500 feet flight level on our easterly journey towards our destination, Statdlohn Vreden EDLS on the German/Dutch Border for its famous Apfeltart, friendly customs and welcoming airport staff……."
Deepak Mahajan This is a flight test report and personal opinions of flying the Apis-Bee self launching motor glider made by Pipistrel Aircraft of Slovenia.
The Author Deepak Mahajan has included facts and figures and methods on how to assemble and fly this aircraft. There are weblinks embedded in the report which the reader can follow for more information on the aircraft, its engine and instruments.
There are many photos included in this report.
Deepak Mahajan Same aircraft can have a variety of instruments and switches that show the same information in a variety of displays. The pilot therefore must have the correct checklist for that particular aircraft. And she must make herself totally familiar with the functions and displays, switches and lights in that cockpit.
This is an essay booklet which explains how to use your checklist, when to action tasks, correctly identify mistakes in sequence.
The author, Deepak Mahajan, has more than 10,000 hours on small airplanes and brings his considerable flying and teaching experience to the fore in explaining how best to use your checklist.
This is a book written from personal experience of flying all over UK & Europe in modern, small two seat sports aircraft over the last 20 years.
Pilots and non-pilots will enjoy reading about the many towns and cities visited by the Author as well as the details given about airfields.
This personal guide to Aerial Touring will be of interest to British, European and International pilots planning to fly within the UK or in Europe. Armchair pilots will enjoy reading about the flights and routes and the hundreds of photos and weblinks included to dig deeper into the delights of aerial travel.
The weather plays a very important part in the safe conduct of such flights and is given due importance for making plans and judgements on whether to continue a particular flight as planned or to divert and stay safe.
There are hundreds of photos included as well as web-links that the reader can use to find more information to help plan their own personal journeys. I have included some information in addition to aviation related notes, on places that I have found interesting on a personal level for the historical or political or cultural aspects.
The Reader will be able to make their own judgements about places they may decide to visit. I like to visit places, which have technical museums and interesting palaces or churches or castles and cathedrals.
It is always a very hospitable and friendly reception that I have had from the many pilots that I have asked for help and assistance during these many flights. They have taken me and my crew to their favourite locations and introduced us to their local food and drink and culture. Only on rare occasions have I come across a lack of sympathy due to a “failure of humour” because the joke itself was un-translateable in the local language.
This Aerial Touring guide is written in two parts and may extend to three parts as there are so many more places I hope to discover and write about in the near future. Each part of the Aerial touring guide is a stand-alone book and can be carried on your iPad as you fly away.
I have deliberately not included specific references to aviation regulations and details of how to plan your aerial tours. This I leave to the individual pilots to check various regulations as part of their planning process to enable them to understand the limits of what one can do in various countries.
Deepak Mahajan Are you, Dear Reader, the Pilot who wakes up to her smart phone or tablet to check your emails or Facebook? If yes, as “Aviation Provocateur” I would say that you do not need to learn traditional navigator skills any more.
Ask the question why are pilots required to learn navigations skills. Because they get lost! Even highly trained and experienced pilots continue to get lost even today due to various reasons.
Deepak Mahajan The series of essays by the Author describe the various risk factors and adventures to be had when flying during unusually Hot, Cold or Muddy conditions.
The Author brings his personal flying experiences from many different places and seasons over the last 30 years of flying small light aircraft and hang gliders and gliders.
Deepak Mahajan An essay on how Fatigue and how it can affect the Private Pilot. Fatigue is cumulative and usually not discerned by the hobby pilot which can lead to errors of judgement, faulty decision making and eventually a poorly executed flight or worse results….