Flying



Video: Leicester to Biggin Hill with my son

My son and I diverted to Leicester on our way back from Sherburn in Elmet after he fell ill due to the turbulence.  We weren’t able to complete our journey for another 3 days because of bad weather.


Biggin Hill Airport gives notice to training schools

Biggin Hill Airport has told the three based flying schools there, that their leases will not be renewed.  This effectively means that ab-initio training at the aerodrome will cease in six months’ time. 


Video: Windshear on short-final

After an ILS approach to Biggin Hill’s runway 21, I encountered challenging wind shear on short-final.  Watch how I handled it.


New video: Difficult IFR flight

I finally managed to get airborne after six weeks stuck on the ground due to the weather.  There was a lot of low cloud around, but as the air temperature had warmed, it was suitable to fly IMC.



Private pilot surgery

Happy New Year! On 2 January, I hosted a live private pilot surgery / q&a.  You can watch the broadcast again here, and follow links to information and resources referred to during the event.


New video / end of year update

See what it’s like to depart a busy aerodrome about an hour or so before sunset, when everyone has the same idea as you! In this flight I depart Kemble (Cotswold) aerodrome for Biggin Hill. 


Private pilot surgery/ Q&A

My friends, I’ll be hosting my first ever private pilot surgery on facebook live on 2 January at 2000z.  I will have an experienced panel ready and waiting to answer your burning questions.