10 Years of Flying

It’s crazy to think that 10 years ago that I learned to fly, this journey has been amazing. With well over 220 hours, it’s been an experience to remember.

From 30th January 2010 (First Flight) to 30th January 2020, I flew 3 aircraft types totaling 222 hours 55 minutes, amassing 342 landings, 35 of which were at night. 143 hours 05 minutes Pilot in command, 79 hours 50 minutes dual (PPL, EASA PPL, EASA Night Rating and EASA IR(R) (UK IMC).

48 hours 55 minutes of which have been flown IFR.

Yearly Statistics –

  • 2010 – 16 hours 15 minutes, 46 landings.
  • 2011 – 33 hours 15 minutes, 71 landings.
  • 2012 – 24 hours 40 minutes, 38 landings.
  • 2013 – 9 hours 20 minutes, 18 landings.
  • 2014 – 16 hours 55 minutes, 16 landings.
  • 2015 – 22 hours 15 minutes, 29 landings.
  • 2016 – 17 hours 40 minutes, 17 landings.
  • 2017 – 32 hours 05 minutes, 42 landings.
  • 2018 – 22 hours 40 minutes, 28 landings.
  • 2019 – 26 hours 25 minutes, 36 landings.
  • 2020 – 1 hour 25 minutes, 1 landing and many more to come…

Ratings attained & Aircraft Types –

  • CAA NPPL(A) – Nov 17, 2011
  • EASA PPL(A) – Nov 11, 2014
  • EASA Night – Feb 2, 2015
  • EASA IRR(A) – Oct 6, 2016
  • C172 – 54 hours (G-BRAK 49:55 hrs G-BYEA 4:05 hrs)
  • P28A – 89 hours 35 minutes (G-BUJO – 89:35 hrs)
  • DA40 – 79 hours 20 minutes (G-ZANY – 79:20 hrs)

Approaches Flown –

  • Visual – 232
  • ILS – 19
  • RNAV – 4

Airports and Countries visited –

  • 25 airports visited
  • UK & France
Airports & Countries flown to between 2010 – 2020

Emergencies & Diversions –

  • 1 Diversion
  • 0 Emergencies
  • 1 Airbourne Return
  • 1 meeting of emergency services on arrival

Oversight & YouTube –

I hope the route I am taking is going to make me a better pilot, and to share with you all the new skills that I hope to learn. Whilst this will be a long road to having the Instrument Rating; I hope I can provide you with an oversight of my progression and as I develop my skill set and airmanship in exclusive videos on my YouTube channel. 

I hope to share with you guys in a unique editorial style with me breaking down thoroughly and honestly everything that went wrong from pre-flight, to landing to debrief, what I have learned from it and what steps I am putting in place to make me a safer pilot in the future.   I’ll be using the reference material above along with Standards Document 01 (A) to assist in my endeavors. 

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