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  • Embedded TCU at destination

    After a 2 hour flight of clear skies, we are thrown into IMC with embedded towering cumulus (TCU) on our way to Kortrijk Airport, Belgium. It wasn’t easy, and the RNP approach…

  • Unable to negotiate LTMA

    It happened again! One of the quirks of the UK ATC system. We were too low and on the wrong route back to the London FIR, which meant we could not negotiate…

  • April Showers

    With a convergence line forming between the Dover Strait and Le Mans, we had to navigate around Cumulonimbus to get to France.  This IFR flight was aided by the Golze ADL200 allowing…

  • Rotterdam for Lunch

    The benefits of the instrument rating coming to fruition with an IFR trip to the Netherlands for a spot of lunch, as we fly airways to Rotterdam across the North Sea in…

  • London denied our join

    I finally met the quirks of the UK ATC system. We were too low and in the wrong routing back to the London FIR which meant we would leave controlled airspace and…

  • We picked up ICE!

    After a month of waiting, it was finally time to fly the aircraft to Belgium for an avionics software upgrade. With the temperatures being well below freezing, this was a challenge as…

  • Easy IFR Airways

    A quick, but beautiful IFR Airways flight back to London in what was the final flight of 2021. The morning flight was a challenge, so this was a breath of fresh (cold…

  • Flying IFR with ICING RISK

    Flying IFR in winter isn’t without risk, and weather avoidance makes it even more challenging. With an early left turn out of the airways system, due to CBs and severe icing risk.…

  • IFR Currency (Part 2)

    Part 2 – An intense day with the final two IFR flights in the UK Airways system, culminating in an NDB DME approach into Oxford and a quick blast across the London…

  • Maintaining IFR Currency

    As I approached the first winter with an Instrument Rating, flying without a FIKI aircraft, flight into know icing I began to plan to maintain my IFR currency. With the approaching months…