You’ve seen it on YouTube, now here’s your chance to fly it!
I’m thrown into the deep end, and made to land a 737 simulator, after a hypothetical emergency on-board, that leaves the flight deck crew incapacitated.
I think I suffered from pilot complacency when taking a short flight from Redhill to North Weald.
I fly my son to Rotterdam during his school half-term.
I have to revalidate my restricted instrument rating every 25 months with a flight test. As I approached the deadline for my test, I took a flight with an instructor to brush up on some rusty skills.
Watch as I encounter Poor visibility on a crossing of the English Channel, a wake turbulence warning near Amsterdam, and parachutists on landing.
In the final part of this series, I demonstrate the procedures and typical radiotelephony when operating from an aerodrome in controlled airspace in the UK.
In part 3 of my aerodrome and radio telephony series, I demonstrate the procedures used when operating from an aerodrome in the UK with full ATC.
I’ve been busy filming a new mini series, demonstrating aerodrome and radiotelephony procedures in the UK.
In part 2 of this series, I demonstrate the procedures and typical radiotelephony when operating from an AFISO aerodrome in the UK. I visit Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green aerodrome.
I’m pleased to release part 1 in my long-anticipated series which goes behind the scenes at UK aerodromes. In the four episodes, I give real-world examples of what’s involved with flying into and out of various types of aerodrome in the UK, and highlight the differences in procedures.
After enjoying unhindered passage across France in the PA28, through class D and C airspace, TMAs, CTAs and CTRs, we get a brutal reality check on our return to the UK.
We head north from Le Mans, with Redhill in our sights. We stop at Deauville for lunch and to clear customs.
Le Mans is best known for its sports car racing, but next to the race track is an aerodrome. We popped in there for an overnight stay, on our way back to the UK.
As we depart north from Carcassonne in the PA28, and climb to FL65, the oil temperature in the Piper Warrior’s engine peaks, causing me to consider my options.