Dominique Estival –
Linguistics and Natural Language Processing, my other interest is aviation. I
fly both gliders and power aircraft. While I only fly gliders for fun, I am a
flight instructor for power aircraft in General Aviation and Recreational
Flying gliders is a lot of fun
and has been my main hobby for a number of years.
My Jantar 3 VH-HNB, at the Women
in Gliding Week, Lake Keepit NSW (October 2019)
At the 2017 Women In Gliding
week in Kingaroy QLD, I was awarded a trophy for the “Most meritorious
flight” (only 169kms, but difficult conditions).
Flying power aircraft has
allowed me to make a number of trips around Australia (and in New Caledonia,
see the picture on the main page). Flying in the Outback is both very beautiful
After getting my Commercial
Pilot Licence in 2006, I joined AusCAP,
the Australian Civil Air Patrol.
AusCAP is a volunteer organisation whose members train for search and
rescue missions and conduct regular Shark Patrols over the
In 2009, I gained my Flight
Instructor Rating and have been a flight instructor at Gostner Aviation at Camden
for both General Aviation (GA) and Recreational Aviation (RA); until
recently at Whitworth Aviation
and now at Pegasus at Bankstown.
Some flying pictures
DG1000 taking off at
Citabria mid-loop over
Refuelling in Birdsville coming back from
In November 2003, I went to Burketown in a
motorglider to fly the Morning Glory.
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