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

The road to becoming a flight instructor

On the 17th April I took my initial Assessment of Competence (AoC) to become a qualified flight instructor. Since passing my IRT in mid December I had been working as an operations assistant in Airways Aviation until a spot became free on the flight instructors course (FIC). That opportunity came in mid-February. I was given 1 weeks notice to move my life to Spain, in … Continue reading The road to becoming a flight instructor

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