North to South Europe in 46 Hours

After 7 months of working full time as a flight instructor in Spain, I was presented with a last minute opportunity to ferry a Diamond Twinstar (DA42), initially from Huesca (LEHC) to Montpelier (LFMT), then from Antwerp (EBAW) to Huesca via Troyes (LFQB). This was the single longest trip I have done in my short aviation career, a length of 1085nm in a small aircraft. … Continue reading North to South Europe in 46 Hours

Lleida Air Challenge 2019

Two months into being a qualified flight instructor, I was given the opportunity to fly the multi engined aircraft (DA42) since finishing my commercial training in December 2018.  We were to man the static display at the Lleida Air Challenge 2019 the first weekend in June 2019. Two instructors, two students and several hundred excited aviation enthusiasts wanting to jump into the aircraft over a … Continue reading Lleida Air Challenge 2019

Multi Engine Flying

On the 30 August 2018, I had my first instructional flight on the Diamond DA42 Twin Star aircraft in Oxford airport. I started with my Multi Engine Piston (MEP) Rating which is 6 hours of flight including: familiarisation, general handling, asymmetric flight and circuits plus a theory exam. I am writing this, having completed the MEP (6 hours) and Basic Instrument Flight module (BIFM – … Continue reading Multi Engine Flying

Hour Building across Britain and Europe

After watching Arthur Williams, Flying Across Britain, it made me very nostalgic about my own time carving routes in the sky. Since passing my PPL in 2015 I only recently completed my hour building adventure whilst on ATPL ground school in 2018. Having passed my PPL in the summer of 2015, Over the next 18 months (December 2016) I did 25 hours command time in … Continue reading Hour Building across Britain and Europe