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  • The IFR Journey

    Introduction – My goal has always been to become a fully-fledged airline pilot. Unfortunately, I don’t have £120k, and many obstacles have got in the way in the last few years that…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…