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  • IFR for Whitby’s

    TA short IFR Airways flight to Doncaster Sheffield for some Whitby’s Fish & Chips. The London TMA is getting busier and busier. We conduct an ILS/DME onto Runway 20 into DSA/EGCN after…

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    Planning the Daventry Corridor

    Introduction – Barely a few days had passed and I was already planning my next IFR trip.  I had a mental list of all the people that I had previously turned down…

  • First IFR at FL110

    A fairly quick flight back from Newquay to London. Climbing up to FL110 into one of the world’s busiest TMA’s and hitting over 200mph as we fly back with a flight time…

  • First IFR Trip

    It’s finally happened! I am now a qualified Instrument Rated Pilot, and this is where the hard work now happens, in the airways. Welcome aboard this first IFR trip (solo). Flying IFR…

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    Planning the first IFR

    The Original plan changed – Once I finished my Instrument Rating training, I had booked the aircraft over the weekend and the original plan was to fly the aircraft somewhere, although I…

  • Visiting Kemble

    After carefully studying the weather reports, the satellite-derived radar data I opted to depart for Kemble. Unfortunately, a shortwave must have developed east of the weather and provided an intense IMC experience…

  • Nowhere near perfect

    The return of The Flying VLOG with a video that took place before the Instrument Rating training, in a very steep learning curve before it got even steeper. It really is nowhere…

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    The IFR Journey

    Introduction – My goal has always been to become a fully-fledged airline pilot. Unfortunately, I don’t have £120k, and many obstacles have got in the way in the last few years that…

  • Between the fronts

    One of those perfectly timed flights in the late afternoon during sunset, flying between an occluded front and a cold front with perfectly clear skies but lots of turbulence and changeable winds.…

  • Misty Oxford

    Fog delays our departure! As conditions improve we depart for Oxford, however as we get airborne we realised, it was a good choice to delay. The visibility was awful and I conduct…