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  • 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…

  • 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,…