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  • Revisiting Gloucester

    After an amazing weekend in Germany, I take the aircraft back to Gloucester for the RNP approach with my former flight Instructor. The London TMA was very busy as we departed, with…

  • 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. …

  • Busy Dusseldorf – IFR

    After two nights’ stay in the seventh-largest city in Germany, we fly back from its third-busiest airport, Düsseldorf. This IFR flight back wasn’t without its challenges. I speak about these challenges, before…

  • 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…