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  • The Flying Annual – 2022

    It’s no secret that the cost of living crisis is having a profound impact on everything in life we do, aviation is no stranger to increased costs due to global events. First,…

  • When some aspects go WRONG…

    An extremely bumpy departure from Nuremberg in the Diamond DA40, an RNP into a very bumpy Baden-Baden Karlsruhe and some decisions on my planning go absolutely wrong. Luckily the planning aspects were…

  • Heading to Bavaria IFR for Beer

    After a brief stay in Prague, we head to Nuremberg Airport, the second busiest airport in Bavaria for the nearby annual beer festival, Bergkirchweih in the nearby University city Erlangen. Summer has…

  • Intense IFR to Prague

    A routine IFR flight to Prague encountered thunderstorms, then a lengthy period of frontal IMC beyond the ceiling capabilities of the aircraft, and various icing issues as we navigate into Prague Ruzyně,…

  • Prague & Erlangen

    Introduction – For many years I’ve wanted to join Erlangen Bergweich, which is one of the oldest festivals in Germany. Like Oktoberfest with better weather. With the previous two years cancelled due…

  • 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…

  • Longest Flight Ever

    Join myself and Ryan as we battle against the strength of a cold front to Girona, Spain in the longest flight I’ve ever undertaken in a light aircraft. With a flight time…

  • Flying IFR to Spain

    Introduction – 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…

  • 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…

  • An IFR Adventure…

    An early morning flight to Kemble for some quick maintenance, before we set off for Amsterdam Schipol Airport for the night. After the quick night, it was a dash to Belgium for…