AVI©ATION is just another Pilot’s Blog
Back in September 2003 I started my Privat Pilot Training and put together some pictures and reports
on a website called www.mitfliegen.at (German for “fly with me”).
Flying a single engine Cessna was my “little boy’s dream coming true”. At first, to hold a PPL
in my hands was the ultimate goal, but in fact it was just the first step.
Today I fly a Learjet 35 with Air Ambulance configuration around the world for
Med Evac Missions (MEDical EVACuation), bringing patients back home to their friends and families.
I want to share my fascination of flying with a the focus on aviation.
In respect of our passengers I do want to mention, that every flight is the fate of an individual.
Thank you for visiting my Blog!
Step-by-Step from Pedestrian to Pilot:
|07/2003||Try-2-Fly||On my 31st birthday I got my first lesson in a Cessna as a gift. After that I was immediately infected by the “flying-virus” and started to search for a flight school|
|09/2003||PPL_Training||I started theory class room training and had my first flights with an instructor|
|11/2003||PPL-Exam||The weather was perfect and so I was able to complete my training within three months|
|12/2003||PPL||A special Christmas present! On December 23rd Austro Control issued my Pilot Licence|
|01/2004||Types||I obtained the licence to fly aircrafts with 4 seats (Cessna 172, Diamond DA40, Piper PA-28) to fly with family and friends|
|10/2004||IFR||Started training for Instrument Rating, Comercial Pilot and Multi-Engine Aircrafts|
|01/2005||USA||Practicing between Miami, Bahamas and New Orleans (Flying, Landing, Night-VFR, IFR)|
|05/2005||CPL/IFR||Exam and Checkflight for the commercial Pilot Licence and Instrument Flight Rules Rating|
|02/2006||Aerobatic||Training on a Stunt Plane (Citabria) incl. spin, stall recorvery and flying loopings|
|03/2006||FI||Training and Exam to become Flight Instructor for PPL students|
|06/2006||ATPL||Passing Airline Transport Pilot Licence Exams|
|10/2006||Jet Rating||Learjet 35 Rating at Simcom in Orlando, Florida|
|11/2006||CoPilot||It is not longer just a hobby… starting to work on an Air Ambulance Learjet 35|
|03/2010||Captain||I became captain; not just another golden stripe on my shoulder but a lot more responsibility|
|04/2011||TRE||Type Rating Examiner for Learjet 35|
But actually my „flying life“ began much earlier …
On July 8th 1972, I landed as scheduled on planet earth.
As a child „Plane watching“ at the Vienna airport was more exciting for me then going to the zoo or cinema.
On my 8th birthday my aunt organized a flight in a Cessna for me.
In 1983: Flight Simulator, the early Personal Computers (Atari and Commodore) and their flight simulator software
demanded plenty of imagination, because it was still far from realistic.
1993: started paragliding training in Lackenhof am Ötscher and bought my own paraglider
May 2000: a balloon flight as a company incentive
June 2000 Skydiving from Antonov AN-2, strapped to the tandem master, jump from 3.000m in Fertőszentmiklós (Hungary)