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  • First flight in six months

    After an extended time away from the drivers seat, I finally get back in the saddle for a short but beautiful flight on a relatively warm Autumn evening. This was the first…

  • Single Pilot Decision-Making – Weather Diversion

    In-depth video with unseen footage of single pilot decision making on an international flight from Dinard, France to Stapleford, UK. This flight was by far the most challenging, but in hindsight one…

  • The most challenging flight so far & real diversion

    By far the most challenging flight that a single pilot can face, an unexpected change of plans mid-flight. A planned flight from Dinard France, after a long weekend away to Stapleford Aerodrome,…

  • The longest flight so far

    The longest flight so far takes us from Stapleford Aerodrome, UK to Dinard, France on the start of a weekend away. After many months in the planning and a few days of…

  • Weekend in Saint-Malo

    A special edition of The Flying VLOG with a long weekend away in France including plenty of adventures in flying. Firstly the longest flight I’ve completed to date; in relatively gusty conditions.…

  • A year flying the Diamond Star DA40

    The Flying VLOG! A year flying the Diamond Star – DA40 – with it’s responsive handling and unrivalled visibility. An efficient low wing 4 seat composite airplane, G-ZANY uses Jet-A1 fuel and…

  • Cloud Surfing & CB Avoidance

    A challenging flight back to Stapleford with one small cavaet. Dissipating Cumulonimbus. A passing cold front makes for some interesting flying conditions, we end with a sporty crosswind creating some wind-shear for…

  • Bournemouth ILS Runway 08 with DME U/S

    In the latest ‘The Flying VLOG’ – watch me fly the DA40 into Bournemouth Runway 08 using the ILS approach with DME un-serviceable. Full approach with ATC audio included, detailing my experience…

  • Bumpy IFR to Bournemouth

    After some technical issues with the engine start-up we fly a non-scheduled maintenance ferry flight to Bournemouth. Departing late afternoon on what is a rather windy day down to the south coast…

  • Southend Highlapse & Engine tech

    I’ve really struggled to fly lately – snow, airplane tech problems and loss of audio during recording. Here’s some highlights from a quick brief trip to Southend and a problem with the…