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  • Intense Frontal IFR

    I learned more in this one flight than any of all the IFR flights I’ve ever undertaken. A flight that pushes the limit of what one can do with the IR(R). If…

  • Between the fronts

    One of those perfectly timed flights in the late afternoon during sunset, flying between an occluded front and a cold front with perfectly clear skies but lots of turbulence and changeable winds.…

  • HARD IMC & TURBULENCE

    IFR flight to Exeter in September through an Occluded front; with an extremely turbulent departure from Stapleford and some hard IMC. Was the Continuous Descent Approach a Fluke? 😉 And finally, the…

  • Bumpy flight to Bournemouth

    After departing with a huge Thunderstorm over London, encountering lots of turbulence; I talk about the three moving maps I use before radio communication issues and icing levels make this flight another…

  • Gusty landing into Bournemouth [EGHH/UK]

    A challenging landing into Bournemouth, on this gusty and convective March afternoon. After joining the Bournemouth CTR via Hengistbury Head, I struggle to find traffic on base leg. It’s moments like this…

  • 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…

  • The final & bumpiest flight of 2017

    In the latest ‘The Flying VLOG’ we fly from Bournemouth to Stapleford in the final flight of 2017. The weather during this flight was by far the worst I’ve ever flown in.…