special

Trying electric flight

In this special report, I travel to the Slovenian/Italian border to try flight in Pipistrel’s Velis Electro.  The world’s first certified electric aeroplane.


Flying to the Scottish Highlands

I visit a luxury fly-in retreat in the Scottish Highlands, and see a real example of why it’s always essential to carry fuel in reserve.



Can a private pilot land a 737?

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.


Aerodrome procedures series

I’ve been busy filming a new mini series, demonstrating aerodrome and radiotelephony procedures in the UK.


Europe trip July 2019

In July 2019 I flew across France in my PA29 share-o-plane, with fellow pilot John Parker.




Engine trouble

I have news from Oscar Romeo’s annual.  The annual is mandatory maintenance to light aircraft, and involves a five day inspection.


Glider ditches in the sea

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.