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  • 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.…

  • 10 Years of Flying

    It’s crazy to think that 10 years ago that I learned to fly, this journey has been amazing. With well over 220 hours, it’s been an experience to remember. From 30th January…

  • Thunderstorms & Crosswind landing

    After having canceled our international trip to Brugge earlier in the day due to severe Thunderstorms, we navigate some interesting weather before making a strong crosswind landing into London Oxford Kidlington. I…

  • 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…

  • Daytrip to Sandown

    On the then, hottest day of the year culminating in the highest maximum temperature of 34.0 °C at Heathrow and Northolt on 29 June. We flew to the Isle of Wight for…

  • Night-stop in Le Touquet

    Flying to Le Touquet from Stapleford for the night, with a reputation as the most elegant holiday resort of northern France, this chic French resort offers plenty to do, and it’s only…

  • Traffic Service

    A Traffic Service provides the pilot with surveillance derived traffic information on conflicting aircraft. No deconfliction advice is passed and the pilot is responsible for collision avoidance. A Traffic Service contains the…

  • IFR on top

    It’s quite a beautiful thing where you fly out of the airport environment, realise the weather isn’t exactly ideal for VFR flight and utilising an IMC rating, the dream of soaring above…

  • Early Morning IFR

    An early morning IFR, and with good reason. A warm front extended from an area of low pressure situated almost 2,500 miles away, with some horrendous weather that would herald the start…

  • IFR Sortie #1

    An extended video showcasing how I brief, fly and debrief an IFR flight; flying cross country to complete an RNAV, before diverting to fly and land on an ILS approach as I…