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  • Southend ILS & Debrief

    In this video I fly an ILS into London Southend, landing on Runway 05. The IR(R) requires accuracy down to the recommended 500ft, watch as I attempt the IR(A) height and then…

  • Introduction to the EASA CB-IR

    A comprehensive Q&A video on the EASA competency based instrument rating (CBIR), answering some frequent questions and I’ll explain how I’ll gain this all important rating. Bringing the prospect of some exciting…

  • The importance of take-off performance

    Take-off performance is one of the most crucial aspects of planning a flight. We have a legal obligation as pilots to check that the aeroplane will have adequate performance for the proposed…

  • The Flying VLOG

    I started out flying when I was just 16 years old, and some 9 years later I am now sharing videos weekly in the brand ‘The Flying VLOG’. Becoming a better pilot…

  • Bumpy flight to Bournemouth

    After departing with a huge Thunderstorm over London, encountering lots of turbulence; I talk about the three moving maps I use before radio communication issues and icing levels make this flight another…

  • Gusty landing into Bournemouth [EGHH/UK]

    A challenging landing into Bournemouth, on this gusty and convective March afternoon. After joining the Bournemouth CTR via Hengistbury Head, I struggle to find traffic on base leg. It’s moments like this…

  • Single Pilot Decision Making – Storm Gareth

    In-depth video of single pilot decision making during an extremely wild week for winds in the UK, thus resulting in the cancellation of the flight to Bournemouth I discuss with reference the…

  • My 200th hour flight

    A fairly busy departure from Biggin Hill. We realise how awful the visibility is and discuss the wrong kind of trousers a pilot should wear 😉 This rather short flight brings my…

  • Recapping the VOR DME

    After almost two months of no flying, it was time to recap on the VOR DME ARC into London Biggin Hill Airport. I bring along a very well trained pilot with thousands…

  • The 90 day rule

    Having not flown since early January, it was time to check if I was legal to fly. PART-FCL and the 90 day rule applies. Here is a quick insight into what I…