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In this video, I tackle a recent dip in my pilot confidence and run through the procedures for flying from an aerodrome with full ATC, such as Biggin Hill.

In this video, the flying reporter shows how pilots use a good lookout, and air traffic services to avoid mid-air collisions.

The flying reporter suffers an electrical problem while flying the PA28 over Essex.  

In this video, The Flying Reporter makes an instrument approach to Biggin Hill, utilising vectors from Thames Radar.  Because Biggin Hill’s glideslope was unserviceable, we flew the LOC/DME approach.

The flying reporter gets stuck into some proper instrument flying practice on a flight from Biggin Hill to Lydd.  It’s only a short hop, but ends in an ILS (Instrument Landing System) approach.

YouTube subscriber Stefan, from Australia, asked The Flying Reporter to take him on a tour of Kent, where he grew up.

My son steps aboard India Zulu for his first flight with his dad.

The Flying Reporter joins fellow YouTubers for a flight over the Space Shuttle Landing Facility at Cape Canaveral, Florida

Due to low cloud, I flew an IFR departure from Biggin Hill.  I landed at Wellesbourne, then picked up a friend for a tour of local landmarks.

The Flying Reporter is forced to reject a take off in the PA28 at Biggin Hill Airport in gusty cross winds.

In this video, you see me struggle to integrate into the VFR circuit at Peterborough (Conington) aerodrome.  

Some of my followers have been asking me to do a video on how I plan my flights.  Rather than do a 10 minute video about it, I presented a live Facebook show on Monday evening.  It’s a long video but if it’s your thing, then please have a watch.

After a short stop at Old Buckenham aerodrome in Norfolk, it was time to return India Zulu back to Biggin Hill.  This was a very straightforward flight, using radio navigation to guide me back home.

It was about time I used my pilots license to actually travel somewhere!  I’ve spent so much time flying locally, practicing procedures and techniques, that I was beginning to forget what the purpose of this all was.  I chose to fly to Old Buckenham Aerodrome in Norfolk, since it was only about 1 hour away.

I had been asked by some of my followers if I could film some private pilot practice manoeuvres, and so I took India Zulu down to Romney Marsh to do simulated engine failures, steep turns, a practice diversion and then a glide approach to land.