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  • Visiting Zurich

    Introduction – It’s always been a dream to fly to bigger airports, this time a country I’ve never visited; Switzerland. There were two choices to choose from that I fancied for my…

  • A thousand-mile journey to the edge of Europe

    Introduction – After cancelling Hamburg in April, it was time to plan the first big trip of the year. Whilst originally we would repeat last year’s trip to Prague & Erlangen, we…

  • Golze In-Flight Weather

    Introduction – Golze Engineering is the leading supplier of Worldwide in-flight satellite weather products. Since 2012 it has used satellite technology to bring live weather data to European and Worldwide cockpits. ADS-B…

  • Visiting Kemble

    After carefully studying the weather reports, the satellite-derived radar data I opted to depart for Kemble. Unfortunately, a shortwave must have developed east of the weather and provided an intense IMC experience…

  • Nowhere near perfect

    The return of The Flying VLOG with a video that took place before the Instrument Rating training, in a very steep learning curve before it got even steeper. It really is nowhere…

  • Harder than I thought

    I didn’t think it would be easy, but it’s harder than I thought. With training now started for the IR, here’s an insight to a flight where I introduce SOPs and new…

  • Perfect Timing

    In all my years flying, I’ve never come across anything more perfectly timed than this flight. In fact, it was recently passing the IR exams that allowed such a high fidelity of…

  • Intense Frontal IFR

    I learned more in this one flight than any of all the IFR flights I’ve ever undertaken. A flight that pushes the limit of what one can do with the IR(R). If…

  • 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…