Integrated flight training is not worth it

Another year and another post on why integrated flight training is not worth it. Over the past 2 months, two of the more prominent integrated schools have fallen into administration. Tayside Aviation and just this week FTA Global have both gone into administration taking their former student’s money with them. There are reports of people … Read more

ATR Type Rating

For me it was an ATR rating for you it might be something totally different, but the process is pretty much the same no matter what aircraft you are flying. At this point you have done the hard work, you have completed all your training, managed to get an airline to offer you a job … Read more

The last 2 years

What has happened in the last 2 years? Firstly, I am surprised that so many people have read my ramblings over the last few years. The one good thing that has changed since I started this blog is that modular training is now rightfully seen as what it is, equal if not superior to integrated … Read more

Flight Training with COVID-19

So out of nowhere, COVID-19 has come and hit aviation like a Steamroller, which leaves trainee pilots to make some serious decisions in regards to flight training with COVID-19. We are in an unprecedented time where most airline fleets are grounded, staff are furloughed and unfortunately, airlines are going into administration. So where does this … Read more

The End

Hi all, it has been quite a ride over the last 3 years or so but unfortunately, this is going to be the end, at least for now. To be honest I planned this to be something that I could look back on myself when my training was done. The fact that other people actually … Read more

Advanced UPRT training at CRM Europe


From the 20th December 2019, Advanced UPRT training became mandatory for all pilots starting their first type rating. This training course needs to be done on an aircraft with a suitable instructor. Luckily CRM Aviation, where I did my MCC/JOC are one of the few schools in Europe to offer this training. So this is … Read more

ME IR Revalidation

CRM Aviation Simulator

I can’t believe that it has already been a year since I passed my ME IR, this means that it was time for a ME IR Revalidation. First up, what’s the difference between a revalidation and a renewal? Well if your IR is still valid, every other year EASA allows you to do a skills … Read more

Quick update

Brighton en route to Lydd

Hi all, I am humbled by the number of messages I have received asking how I am and what is happening. I know this blog has been quiet (ok dead) for the last few months but the please rest assured that I have more updates to come and news that I hope to be able … Read more