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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…

  • Unable to negotiate LTMA

    It happened again! One of the quirks of the UK ATC system. We were too low and on the wrong route back to the London FIR, which meant we could not negotiate…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Flying IFR with ICING RISK

    Flying IFR in winter isn’t without risk, and weather avoidance makes it even more challenging. With an early left turn out of the airways system, due to CBs and severe icing risk.…

  • Perfect Timing – IFR Airways

    Fresh from 6 months of flying using the Instrument Rating, another perfectly timed IFR flight into Stapleford. This time in the Airways system. Stapleford has no Instrument landings, so the only realistic…

  • Revisiting Gloucester

    After an amazing weekend in Germany, I take the aircraft back to Gloucester for the RNP approach with my former flight Instructor. The London TMA was very busy as we departed, with…

  • Busy Dusseldorf – IFR

    After two nights’ stay in the seventh-largest city in Germany, we fly back from its third-busiest airport, Düsseldorf. This IFR flight back wasn’t without its challenges. I speak about these challenges, before…

  • Convective Icing Challenge

    The first real challenge of Pilot-in-Command IFR that I have experienced. Rare northwesterly winds in September provide convective weather and low-level icing risk to challenge my newly honed IFR skills. But, maybe…