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 unravels in dramatic fashion.

We join airliners in deviating severe weather, but thankfully, and in hindsight with some get-there-itis, we make it to Stapleford, despite the SLOT delay.


With the restrictions in the UK almost gone for over a year, and most of Europe now fully open my head turned towards a long-distance flight, with the original destination planned as San Sebastian or Bilbao.

Initially, my planning was for April, however, due to the weather and some restrictions in France and Spain, I elected to wait it out till May and enjoy better weather, and a return to Barcelona having not visited in many years.   [Continue Reading]

Aircraft –

The aircraft is a DA40 TDI, which uses a Thielert “Centurion” 135 hp (101 kW) diesel engine and burns diesel or jet fuel. It has a constant-speed propeller and FADEC (single lever) engine control. G-ZANY is based at Stapleford Aerodrome, Essex, UK and was delivered as new in 2003. 

Read more about the aircraft on the dedicated page

G-ZANY pictured at Kemble in Autumn 2022.

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