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  • 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,…

  • HARD IMC & TURBULENCE

    IFR flight to Exeter in September through an Occluded front; with an extremely turbulent departure from Stapleford and some hard IMC. Was the Continuous Descent Approach a Fluke? 😉 And finally, the…

  • IAPs at Southampton

    Probably for the first time in many many years, General Aviation is welcomed back to Southampton International Airport. After completing 2x IAPs at Southampton a surprise is in store for a first-time…

  • After the Summer storms had passed

    The Summer Storms had arrived after a few weeks of hot and sunny weather exceeding 35 °C in the south-east of England. After they had passed we elected to fly a short…

  • New Avionics

    After a much-anticipated wait, this video we premier what is most likely to be one of the first Diamond DA40’s in Europe sporting a fully approved ASPEN Evolution 2000 MAX, fully supplemented…

  • Solo through the Cold Front

    Join me as we fly the DA40 on a short hop from Bournemouth to Stapleford kicking off 2020 with a bumpy and intense flight through a cold front in occasional full-IMC conditions.…

  • Thunderstorms & Crosswind landing

    After having canceled our international trip to Brugge earlier in the day due to severe Thunderstorms, we navigate some interesting weather before making a strong crosswind landing into London Oxford Kidlington. I…

  • Getting back up to speed

    Getting back up to speed simulating an airways routing, followed by two ILS approaches into London Southend Airport on a relatively convective summer’s afternoon. We depart Stapleford in the DA40 IFR routing…