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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.


European adventure

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. 




Video: Standard overhead join

The standard overhead join is a common method of joining an aerodrome circuit in the UK.  It often causes confusion, and isn’t universally loved.  In my latest video I attempt to demonstrate how it is flown.


The battle of the pilots

The Flying Reporter Vs Plane Old Ben.  Britain’s best known YouTube pilots challenge each other to a hover-off.