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  • Cardiff through the occluded front!

    After cancelling my weekend trip to Cardiff the week before due to Severe Thunderstorms, we get to fly a quick day trip for lunch. Due to a weak occluded front, we have…

  • After the Summer storms had passed

    The Summer Storms had arrived after a few weeks of hot and sunny weather exceeding 35 °C in the south-east of England. After they had passed we elected to fly a short…

  • New Avionics

    After a much-anticipated wait, this video we premier what is most likely to be one of the first Diamond DA40’s in Europe sporting a fully approved ASPEN Evolution 2000 MAX, fully supplemented…

  • Solo through the Cold Front

    Join me as we fly the DA40 on a short hop from Bournemouth to Stapleford kicking off 2020 with a bumpy and intense flight through a cold front in occasional full-IMC conditions.…

  • 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…

  • Thunderstorms & Crosswind landing

    After having canceled our international trip to Brugge earlier in the day due to severe Thunderstorms, we navigate some interesting weather before making a strong crosswind landing into London Oxford Kidlington. I…

  • Getting back up to speed

    Getting back up to speed simulating an airways routing, followed by two ILS approaches into London Southend Airport on a relatively convective summer’s afternoon. We depart Stapleford in the DA40 IFR routing…

  • Daytrip to Sandown

    On the then, hottest day of the year culminating in the highest maximum temperature of 34.0 °C at Heathrow and Northolt on 29 June. We flew to the Isle of Wight for…

  • Night-stop in Le Touquet

    Flying to Le Touquet from Stapleford for the night, with a reputation as the most elegant holiday resort of northern France, this chic French resort offers plenty to do, and it’s only…

  • Traffic Service

    A Traffic Service provides the pilot with surveillance derived traffic information on conflicting aircraft. No deconfliction advice is passed and the pilot is responsible for collision avoidance. A Traffic Service contains the…