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  • When some aspects go WRONG…

    An extremely bumpy departure from Nuremberg in the Diamond DA40, an RNP into a very bumpy Baden-Baden Karlsruhe and some decisions on my planning go absolutely wrong. Luckily the planning aspects were…

  • Heading to Bavaria IFR for Beer

    After a brief stay in Prague, we head to Nuremberg Airport, the second busiest airport in Bavaria for the nearby annual beer festival, Bergkirchweih in the nearby University city Erlangen. Summer has…

  • Intense IFR to Prague

    A routine IFR flight to Prague encountered thunderstorms, then a lengthy period of frontal IMC beyond the ceiling capabilities of the aircraft, and various icing issues as we navigate into Prague Ruzyně,…

  • Prague & Erlangen

    Introduction – For many years I’ve wanted to join Erlangen Bergweich, which is one of the oldest festivals in Germany. Like Oktoberfest with better weather. With the previous two years cancelled due…

  • Slot Delay

    After a weekend in Spain, we fly back to the UK in a challenging IFR journey that almost ended up in a diversion. Watch as the world’s busiest airspaces’ normal traffic flow…

  • Longest Flight Ever

    Join myself and Ryan as we battle against the strength of a cold front to Girona, Spain in the longest flight I’ve ever undertaken in a light aircraft. With a flight time…

  • Embedded TCU at destination

    After a 2 hour flight of clear skies, we are thrown into IMC with embedded towering cumulus (TCU) on our way to Kortrijk Airport, Belgium. It wasn’t easy, and the RNP approach…

  • An IFR Adventure…

    An early morning flight to Kemble for some quick maintenance, before we set off for Amsterdam Schipol Airport for the night. After the quick night, it was a dash to Belgium for…

  • Unable to negotiate LTMA

    It happened again! One of the quirks of the UK ATC system. We were too low and on the wrong route back to the London FIR, which meant we could not negotiate…

  • April Showers

    With a convergence line forming between the Dover Strait and Le Mans, we had to navigate around Cumulonimbus to get to France.  This IFR flight was aided by the Golze ADL200 allowing…