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  • The Simplicity of IFR

    Despite the early morning delays in London Control – Sector 23 (Bristol), a few shortcuts and a fairly simple IFR flight show the simplicity of conducting IFR versus VFR. The Instrument Rating…

  • Flying IFR for McDonald’s

    There is no better adventure! A double flight vlog: First with a very early morning IFR trip in the London TMA to McDonald’s for breakfast, closely followed by a second flight for…

  • CAT1 departure from France

    IFR conditions on departure at Le Touquet provided a challenge before a quick flight in the airways to Southend for an ILS approach into the UK.     The first time I’d flown in…

  • The most changeable weather…

    January in Europe is influenced by Marine – Mild Winter Climate. The perfect combination to try out a wide range of challenging weather conditions. Here’s a short flight to Le Touquet where…

  • Diverted due fog?

    With the weather forecast to deteriorate very quickly over the London area, we make a quick dash for the UK. As we fly back, we have to fly an expected ILS into…

  • Delayed Departure

    With an RVR of 350 meters at the destination and poor visibility and low clouds in the London Airports, my decision-making skills were put to the absolute limit. Whilst I could have…

  • IFR SOPs – Part 2

    Part 2 of 2 – A continuation of set standard operating procedures in the challenging IFR single pilot environment in the Diamond DA40. Brushing up and improving the process of briefings and…

  • IFR SOPs – Part 1

    Part 1 of 2 – The start of working on set standard operating procedures in the challenging IFR single pilot environment in the Diamond DA40. Brushing up and improving the process of…

  • Ibiza Cancelled?

    Due to the very severe weather in the Balearic Islands, and my intended destination Ibiza, I flew to Lille in the Diamond DA40 instead and took a freshly qualified instrument pilot to…

  • Back to Blighty

    After a planning blunder of failing to organise lunch, important for pilot brain power after an extended weekend away, the last leg of the trip home (Blighty) was straightforward. An IFPS re-route…