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  • Embedded TCU at destination

    After a 2 hour flight of clear skies, we are thrown into IMC with embedded towering cumulus (TCU) on our way to Kortrijk Airport, Belgium. It wasn’t easy, and the RNP approach…

  • April Showers

    With a convergence line forming between the Dover Strait and Le Mans, we had to navigate around Cumulonimbus to get to France.  This IFR flight was aided by the Golze ADL200 allowing…

  • Leaving Rotterdam for the UK

    After a few hours in the city of Rotterdam, it was now time to fly back to the UK and leave this wonderful busy port city behind. Within an hour in the…

  • Rotterdam for Lunch

    The benefits of the instrument rating coming to fruition with an IFR trip to the Netherlands for a spot of lunch, as we fly airways to Rotterdam across the North Sea in…

  • It’s like a new aeroplane

    After 10 weeks of waiting, the aircraft finally came out of the paint shop and it looked like a brand new aeroplane. It was good to get airborne again and fly back…

  • London denied our join

    I finally met the quirks of the UK ATC system. We were too low and in the wrong routing back to the London FIR which meant we would leave controlled airspace and…

  • We picked up ICE!

    After a month of waiting, it was finally time to fly the aircraft to Belgium for an avionics software upgrade. With the temperatures being well below freezing, this was a challenge as…

  • Easy IFR Airways

    A quick, but beautiful IFR Airways flight back to London in what was the final flight of 2021. The morning flight was a challenge, so this was a breath of fresh (cold…

  • IFR Currency (Part 2)

    Part 2 – An intense day with the final two IFR flights in the UK Airways system, culminating in an NDB DME approach into Oxford and a quick blast across the London…

  • The Flying Annual – 2021

    Introduction – When I look back at the year 2021, flying was amazing; for other reasons, personal and globally it was a rather gloomy year.   The ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic meant for the best…