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  • First International IFR

    A busy international IFR flight across Europe in the airways from London to Dusseldorf in the midst of a return of air travel demand. The flight includes departure from Stapleford, climbing through…

  • 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…

  • Convective Icing Challenge

    The first real challenge of Pilot-in-Command IFR that I have experienced. Rare northwesterly winds in September provide convective weather and low-level icing risk to challenge my newly honed IFR skills. But, maybe…

  • Busy Morning in the LTMA

    Before COVID-19 the London TMA, the airspace situated in the South East of England was by far one of the busiest in the world. With travel restrictions slowly easing, this congested airspace…

  • AERODROME IS NOW CLOSING!

    Doing what the Instrument Rating was designed for, going places, and what better place to do the first night stop; Liverpool. But planning the flight wasn’t easy. After a few days worth…

  • Planning Liverpool

    Introduction – In February 2021 the ASOT 1000 festival in Utrecht, NL; was postponed until at least September 2021. The Coronavirus Pandemic, which has dominated the world since the late parts of…

  • Return from Doncaster

    After a frustrating departure that takes us NNW, we quickly navigate the busy arrival steam into EMA/BHX before asking for a rather cheeky shortcut. The flight finishes off with a beautiful cloud-surfing/sunset…

  • IFR for Whitby’s

    TA short IFR Airways flight to Doncaster Sheffield for some Whitby’s Fish & Chips. The London TMA is getting busier and busier. We conduct an ILS/DME onto Runway 20 into DSA/EGCN after…

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    Planning the Daventry Corridor

    Introduction – Barely a few days had passed and I was already planning my next IFR trip.  I had a mental list of all the people that I had previously turned down…

  • First IFR Trip

    It’s finally happened! I am now a qualified Instrument Rated Pilot, and this is where the hard work now happens, in the airways. Welcome aboard this first IFR trip (solo). Flying IFR…