An Impromptu France trip to Wave Out 2016

The last likely trip for 2016 was an impromptu one to La Touquet in France on the 04 December. Normally conditions from November to February are pretty poor for VFR pilots. However, a long lasting high pressure system brought on beautiful blue skies in the last and first week of November and December albeit it very cold. Sunday proved to be no exception and was … Continue reading An Impromptu France trip to Wave Out 2016

One Hundred Hours of Flying

Since joining the meetup group “Flyouts from London” in winter last year there have been a select amount of days where the weather has been favourable for a large number of general aviation aircraft to fly to one place. The first was Duxford on a cold clear winter day in February 2016 and the other was yesterday (02/04/2016) for a trip to the Isle of … Continue reading One Hundred Hours of Flying

Montage video of a Flight in a PA28 Warrior

Some memorable parts of a flight I took with a friend to Shoreham (from Stapleford) on the day of the Eastbourne Airshow in August 2015. A tally-ho moment (just wish i had the RAF tash to back it up): Waiting to take off at Shoreham at hold point K1 when I get the following radio message from Shoreham Tower: “GSACO (me), holding at Kilo 1 … Continue reading Montage video of a Flight in a PA28 Warrior

The Great Escape – The French really do close airspace

After about 2 months since my first trip to France, I wanted to go on a second hop across the pond, and this time, make it a more interesting navigation exercise. Stapleford this time opted to go across to Caen in France with an alternate if weather on the day was poor, to Coventry. French air traffic control decided to throw a curve ball at … Continue reading The Great Escape – The French really do close airspace