BlackWing is a Swedish light sport aircraft manufacturer. They are based in Eslöv, Sweden, and currently have a couple of models available for purchase. One is registered as an Ultralight and the other one as Experimental. When the paperwork is ready, they will also offer the BlackWing as a CS-LSA.
The development of the BlackWing has been focused on creating a very efficient aircraft with great flying characteristics and high safety standards while still using modern cutting-edge technology. And did I mention that the whole thing is made in pre-preg carbon fiber?
Visit their website for more information and watch my video review below.
So I haven’t written anything on this website for quite some time. Nothing much has happened since my last post, besides one little thing. I took my private pilot’s license (PPL), which I am very proud of. I am certified to fly small single-engine piston (SEP) airplanes up to 5700 kg and land them on land, not water. This happened at the end of June 2015, so it has actually been a while. Since then, I have logged a little more than 70 hours of flight time, mainly on Cessnas 172 and 152. In September 2015, I started working on my night rating (NQ) to fly during the night. I still have one hour of flight left before I get this rating, but the school, some school in south Sweden (ha!) that I went to, had their teaching permission revoked due to some administrative hurdles. Hopefully, they will get it back sometime in March, and I will finish my rating.
One more thing that I have been doing is studying ATPL theory at TFHS, the aviation school of Lund University (I can’t seem to detach myself from this university). I’m still at the stage where I’m doing my school exams before moving on to the EASA exams. I should complete those sometime in early summer (ha-ha summer in Sweden), and then I should attempt the EASA exams. A really nice tool for helping me in my ATPL studies is the aviation exam. They are not paying me anything for writing about them here, I really find them useful, and I want to share my experience with other students.
So long people, be happy and enjoy life!
Oh, and by the way, here is a video of the first flight of the year in snowy Sweden:
My 30th hour in the air is approaching. The required hours for a PPL license are 45. I really like flying. It’s something that grows on you. So far, I have performed a few hours of solo flight, which means that you are alone in the cockpit flying the airplane. The cross-country solo flight is a longer version of a longer flight to navigate to a nearby airport. Enjoy the videos!
Finally, the weather got better, and I had time for a flight lesson. The aircraft was without a radio, but it is OK since we were flying in class G airspace. We just had to be extra cautious when looking out for airplanes. In the beginning, I did a few stalls, and later my instructor simulated engine failures where I should find a field for landing. Before landing, we also did a touch-and-go.
Last year in September, I started taking lessons towards a private pilot’s license (PPL) for airplanes. There is an aviation club nearby (http://www.eslovsflygklubb.se/) that also functions as a pilot academy. It is a great feeling seeing the earth from above =)
Here are some videos from my first few flight lessons. More will come. Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you want to get updates immediately.