We did a Raku firing at the pottery studio today. This is where red hot items are placed into combustible materials like sawdust. It involves lots of flames and fizz and smoke. It was so fun to see the process! Scroll to see a few pics of the process and a before and after shot of some fired pieces. I'm so keen to do it again, such an exciting and dynamic way to fire ceramics.
Covid-19 had just started when Elle at Lakeside Rentals initially got in touch. Having successfully grown Lakeside Accommodation, her Taupō-based holiday rental business more than 500% in six years, Elle was convinced the next opportunity to help property investors was in the longer term rental market. She was looking to pivot and needed a new strategy to appeal to an ever changing landscape.
Through a series of digital workshops, Elle and I worked together to develop her brand strategy and go-to-market plan. Her fresh, new property management brand launched yesterday and I couldn’t be more proud of it. Enquiries are already flooding in!
Congrats @lakesideaccommodationtaupo and @lakesiderentalstaupo, I can’t wait to see how you grow in the coming months and years.
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The beautiful Mine Bay Māori rock in Taupo ❤️ Where do you want to visit in New Zealand when your isolation is over? 😍
47 1,05318 April, 2020
I’ll kick off answering your guys questions with a bit about the visual approach. There’s a whole lot more to know about them, this is just a summary, so do your own research, especially if you aren’t flying in New Zealand! 🛬
A visual approach is an IFR (instrument flight rules) procedure. It is a way of arriving and landing at an airport by maintaining visual reference to the ground and then the runway, as opposed to an instrument approach where the pilot uses only instruments down to a certain minimum altitude 🛬
In New Zealand, a pilot can request a visual approach at any time, however they must be satisfied that they can keep that visual reference to the ground/runway all the way to the airport/runway, and that the cloud base is above the initial approach segment altitude for that airport/approach. At least here in NZ, a visual approach can’t be given to you by ATC without the pilot requesting it first
However, what ATC can do is advise pilots when the weather is good enough for a visual approach. The exact altitudes differs from airport to airport, but generally they will only advise a visual approach is doable by day, with a visibility of greater than 16km and a cloud base at least 1000ft above the minimum height they are capable of descending you to, whether that be by radar or by the beginning of an approach
Note that if you are flying VFR (visual flight rules) then all approaches are visual approaches, and normal VFR rules apply instead of these ones!
8 2575 June, 2020
The hardest part about being a pilot is definitely the mental maths. How much fuel do I have left, how far will it take me, how long until I get to a certain point 🧐
6 2993 June, 2020
More short antics getting the plane ready for the day ✈️
You guys answered my story so I will deliver! Quite a few of you wanted any tips/tricks I might have for learning to fly and learning more about the planes here. Don’t worry, if you’re just here for the skydiving pics there’s plenty more to come!
I’m not entirely sure how I’ll do it yet, I might make it a once a week deal, and you guys are more than welcome to DM me any questions you might have about flying! I’m super keen to share a bit more of my knowledge with you all 🥰
As a side note: while I am a qualified (albeit un-current) flight instructor in my home country of NZ, it doesn’t mean that everything I say is perfectly right, especially when it comes to aviation laws in particular countries. While I’ll always endeavour to be as accurate as possible, if it sounds wrong, don’t be afraid to research it for yourself!
4 1634 June, 2020
📍Emmène-moi à Tongariro • 🪐
Souvenir de la randonnée la plus dure mais la plus incroyable qu’on ait faite ! 🥰
On se croirait sur une autre planète, d’ailleurs ça nous rappelle que dans moins d’une semaine on sera de retour dans notre belle Auvergne, la terre des volcans ! 🤓
Et vous quoi de prévu ce week-end ?
📍Take me to Tongariro • 🪐
Remember the hardest hike but the most incredible hike we've ever done! 🥰
It's like another planet, and it reminds us that in less than a week we'll be back in our beautiful Auvergne, the land of volcanoes! 🤓
What are your plans for this weekend? •