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  • 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…

  • Unable to negotiate LTMA

    It happened again! One of the quirks of the UK ATC system. We were too low and on the wrong route back to the London FIR, which meant we could not negotiate…

  • April Showers

    With a convergence line forming between the Dover Strait and Le Mans, we had to navigate around Cumulonimbus to get to France.  This IFR flight was aided by the Golze ADL200 allowing…

  • London denied our join

    I finally met the quirks of the UK ATC system. We were too low and in the wrong routing back to the London FIR which meant we would leave controlled airspace and…

  • We picked up ICE!

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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. …

  • 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…