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  • 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 at FL110

    A fairly quick flight back from Newquay to London. Climbing up to FL110 into one of the world’s busiest TMA’s and hitting over 200mph as we fly back with a flight time…

  • 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…

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    Planning the first IFR

    The Original plan changed – Once I finished my Instrument Rating training, I had booked the aircraft over the weekend and the original plan was to fly the aircraft somewhere, although I…

  • Visiting Kemble

    After carefully studying the weather reports, the satellite-derived radar data I opted to depart for Kemble. Unfortunately, a shortwave must have developed east of the weather and provided an intense IMC experience…

  • Nowhere near perfect

    The return of The Flying VLOG with a video that took place before the Instrument Rating training, in a very steep learning curve before it got even steeper. It really is nowhere…

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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…