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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Oxford NDB Unserviceable

    I take a fellow airman flying in a fixed-wing aircraft, and whilst it was hoped to fly an NDB approach for a change, unfortunately, on this day it was unserviceable. Absolute sod’s…

  • FL70 back to London

    Despite not reaching the heights of the full Instrument Rating in 2020, I managed to reach FL70 at least once, and with that in the bag, some beautiful views prevailed. And finally,…

  • Cardiff through the occluded front!

    After cancelling my weekend trip to Cardiff the week before due to Severe Thunderstorms, we get to fly a quick day trip for lunch. Due to a weak occluded front, we have…