On 9 January 2019, my friend Simon Moores, a banner towing pilot from Kent, died in an aeroplane crash in Spain.
A flight from Redhill to Le Touquet with my son was full of valuable learning points, including a terrible landing.
I gathered my favourite YouTube pilots, to bring you a special Christmas video.
After a lovely day walking around Alderney, I return across the English Channel to Redhill in Golf-Oscar Romeo.
Alderney in the Channel Islands, is just a 90 minute flight away from Redhill in a PA28. I took advantage of some early autumn sun, to make a day trip.
Our PA28 engine was in worse shape that we first thought. I visited the overhaul workshop to learn more.
Before Oscar Romeo was grounded, Instructor James Lee & I flew to Deauville in France for lunch.
I have news from Oscar Romeo’s annual. The annual is mandatory maintenance to light aircraft, and involves a five day inspection.
A glider ditched in the sea off Beachy Head in East Sussex on Saturday 13 October 2018. Gary Ramsdale, a light aircraft pilot, flying overhead reported the emergency to the UK distress and diversion cell on 121.5, thereby ensuring that the Coastguard helicopter knew the precise location.
I fly the family back home from our weekend stopover in Jersey, but have to do so under instrument flight rules.
It was always my dream, that my private pilot license would allow me to take the family on holiday. Now, that dream is finally coming true.
This is the final episode in my European Adventure series. I fly from Linz in Austria to Redhill in England.
This was my most difficult flight undertaken to date. While trying to cross the Alps from Croatia to Austria, I end up diverting due to cloud and high terrain.
I am frequently asked how does one file a flight plan? In this video I attempt to answer that question.
In May 2018 I joined three other aircraft on a five day tour of Europe, flying through France, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany and Belgium.