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IFR Flying

A current IR holder, with flights operated solely by reference to instruments under Instrument Flight Rules.

European Airways

Flying IFR across Europe & beyond; sharing a real niche on YouTube in the European Airways system.

Flying Adventures

Flying the world (General Aviation style), exploring its best-hidden gems, and educating along the way.

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Inspiring future aviators with high-quality,  stunning detailed 4K UHD video.

The Flying VLOG

The latest write-ups from The Flying VLOG, taking you beyond the camera lens and even deeper than before into the mind of a general aviator.

Heaven on Earth

Switzerland Zurich

It’s always been a dream to fly to bigger airports, this time a country I’ve never visited; Switzerland. There were two choices to choose from that I fancied for my visit, Zurich or Geneva. Deciding between the both of them is a tough one, no doubt about it. They are both similar, but Geneva is smaller and the rivers and lakes that run through each figure heavily into their appeal.

Switzerland is often described as a “heaven on Earth” due to its stunning natural beauty, picturesque landscapes with alpine snow peaks and high quality of life – but it’s also very expensive, even more expensive than Scandinavia. The plan has been to fly to Geneva or Zurich for the last couple of years so it was finally a ‘Dream come true’ to have the possibility come true.

[Read more here]

A thousand-mile journey

To the edge of Europe…

After cancelling Hamburg in April, it was time to plan the first big trip of the year. Whilst originally we would repeat last year’s trip to Prague & Erlangen, we would extend this year’s adventure to Kosice, Slovakia – 50 miles from the Ukrainian Border.

So the final plan was set, Stapleford to Prague for a fuel stop, then onto Kosice for two nights. We would then fly direct to Germany with a stop in Nuremberg, for a two-night stay in Erlangen before the final flight back to the UK.

Comfortably the forecast for this whole trip was benign, with the fine and settled weather stretched across Europe since early May.

[Read more here]

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Got lost and captivated by the beauty of Luxembourg ✈️
Got lost and captivated by the beauty of Luxembourg ✈️
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Who said you can't find love in your passion? ✈️💕
Who said you can't find love in your passion? ✈️💕
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Capturing moments, the Dutch way.
Capturing moments, the Dutch way.
3 months ago
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Dam I flew here... (After 5 attempts)
Dam I flew here... (After 5 attempts)
3 months ago
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Close mid-air encounter with a Boeing 747 - Jumbo jet  #boeing #boeing747 #flying #diamondda40 #pilot #pilotlife #aviation #wanderlust #wanderlusting #aviators #aviator #weflydiamondaircraft #diamondaircraft #da40 #europe #travel #piloteyes #instrumentrating #flying
Close mid-air encounter with a Boeing 747 - Jumbo jet #boeing #boeing747 #flying #diamondda40 #pilot #pilotlife #aviation #wanderlust #wanderlusting #aviators #aviator #weflydiamondaircraft #diamondaircraft #da40 #europe #travel #piloteyes #instrumentrating #flying
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Flying Review - 2023'  #flying #aviation #2023 #pilotlife ##weflydiamondaircraft #diamondaircraft #pilot #recap #recap2023 #wanderlusting #wanderlust #aviating #aviators #avgeek
Flying Review - 2023' #flying #aviation #2023 #pilotlife ##weflydiamondaircraft #diamondaircraft #pilot #recap #recap2023 #wanderlusting #wanderlust #aviating #aviators #avgeek
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Flying a Diamond DA40 across Europe  #pilot #pilotlife #aviation #wanderlust #wanderlusting #aviators #aviator #czechrepublic #pragueairport #slovakia #kosice #kosiceairport #germany #tatramountains #mountains #nuremburg #erlangen #flying #adventure #weflydiamondaircraft #diamondda40 #diamondaircraft #da40 #europe #travel #piloteyes #instrumentrating #flying #aviationdaily
Flying a Diamond DA40 across Europe #pilot #pilotlife #aviation #wanderlust #wanderlusting #aviators #aviator #czechrepublic #pragueairport #slovakia #kosice #kosiceairport #germany #tatramountains #mountains #nuremburg #erlangen #flying #adventure #weflydiamondaircraft #diamondda40 #diamondaircraft #da40 #europe #travel #piloteyes #instrumentrating #flying #aviationdaily
4 months ago
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After 30 years of trying! I finally got to travel on the TMST - TransManche Super Train!
After 30 years of trying! I finally got to travel on the TMST - TransManche Super Train!
5 months ago
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The Incredible Journey of Two Pilots on a Daring Adventure  #pilot #pilotlife #aviation #wanderlust #wanderlusting #aviators #aviator #czechrepublic #pragueairport #slovakia #kosice #kosiceairport #germany #tatramountains #mountains #nuremburg #erlangen #flying #adventure #weflydiamondaircraft #diamondda40 #diamondaircraft #da40 #europe #travel #piloteyes #instrumentrating #flying
The Incredible Journey of Two Pilots on a Daring Adventure #pilot #pilotlife #aviation #wanderlust #wanderlusting #aviators #aviator #czechrepublic #pragueairport #slovakia #kosice #kosiceairport #germany #tatramountains #mountains #nuremburg #erlangen #flying #adventure #weflydiamondaircraft #diamondda40 #diamondaircraft #da40 #europe #travel #piloteyes #instrumentrating #flying
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Landing into Prague's Longest runway 06/24  #pilot #pilotlife #aviation #wanderlust #wanderlusting #aviators #aviator #czech #czechrepublic #ruzyně #Prague #pragueairport #weflydiamondaircraft #diamondda40 #diamondaircraft #da40 #europe #travel #piloteyes #instrumentrating #flying #landing #runway #approach
Landing into Prague's Longest runway 06/24 #pilot #pilotlife #aviation #wanderlust #wanderlusting #aviators #aviator #czech #czechrepublic #ruzyně #Prague #pragueairport #weflydiamondaircraft #diamondda40 #diamondaircraft #da40 #europe #travel #piloteyes #instrumentrating #flying #landing #runway #approach
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Golze - Flying IFR with Satellite Weather
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Golze - Flying IFR with Satellite Weather #pilot #pilotlife #aviation #wanderlust #wanderlusting #aviators #aviator #airport #weflydiamondaircraft #diamondda40 #diamondaircraft #da40 #europe #travel #piloteyes #instrumentrating #flying #instapilot #wepilots #pilottraining #golze #golzeweather #inflightweather #datalinkweather
6 months ago
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Landing into Stapleford Aerodrome!  Runway 21L  #reels #shorts #pilotlife #pilot #motivation #flying #theflyingvlog #aviator #aviation #aviationvlogger #becomeapilot #howtobecomeapilot #inspiration #fllight #airport #airplane #airline #pilotvlogger #avgeek #diamondda40 #da40 #diamondaircraft #weflydiamondaircraft #stapleford #staplefordflightcentre #staplefordaerodrome
Landing into Stapleford Aerodrome! Runway 21L #reels #shorts #pilotlife #pilot #motivation #flying #theflyingvlog #aviator #aviation #aviationvlogger #becomeapilot #howtobecomeapilot #inspiration #fllight #airport #airplane #airline #pilotvlogger #avgeek #diamondda40 #da40 #diamondaircraft #weflydiamondaircraft #stapleford #staplefordflightcentre #staplefordaerodrome
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Photobombed by @ryanair in Ibiza...
Photobombed by @ryanair in Ibiza...
7 months ago
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Third time lucky on flying myself here.  As they say third time is a charm.
Third time lucky on flying myself here. As they say third time is a charm.
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Flew a two thousand miles round-trip to Bologna, Italy in a @diamondaircraftind to take a picture of the @bologna_airport resident @lamborghini Urus S
Flew a two thousand miles round-trip to Bologna, Italy in a @diamondaircraftind to take a picture of the @bologna_airport resident @lamborghini Urus S
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Guess who's a Qualified Instrument Rated Pilot for the 3rd year in a row? One thing I learned when I did my training. When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.  Even the last few months were a stark reminder; success is walking from failure to failure.
Guess who's a Qualified Instrument Rated Pilot for the 3rd year in a row? One thing I learned when I did my training. When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.  Even the last few months were a stark reminder; success is walking from failure to failure.
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