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  • We picked up ICE! – IFR

    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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • Maintaining IFR Currency

    As I approached the first winter with an Instrument Rating, flying without a FIKI aircraft, flight into know icing I began to plan to maintain my IFR currency. With the approaching months…

  • 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…

  • First Intl IFR Trip

    Introduction – After touring some of the UK airports, Newquay, Doncaster, Liverpool & Kemble utilising my Instrument Rating it was time to explore further afield, and with that came crossing international boundaries. …

  • 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…

  • 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…