This weather is awful

Awful weather

Not really much to say at the moment as this weather is awful so I am pretty much grounded because of it. As you can see from the forecast from two of my local airports the chances of getting any flying done are pretty slim. I don’t recall the weather last year being this bad … Read moreThis weather is awful

One year of flying

So it has dawned on me that my one year flying anniversary was this month, so I thought I would reflect on what I have achieved and learnt in the last one year of flying. I remember my first lesson pretty well, I remember not really liking the feeling of the plane rocking on take … Read moreOne year of flying

Is this the end of General Aviation at Cranfield?

I got a few emails in the last few days that has made me think to myself, Is this the end of General Aviation at Cranfield? The latest email I have received has stated that due to a controller shortage that the airport will be closed every weekend from 24th September until the March 2017. … Read moreIs this the end of General Aviation at Cranfield?

Eric Thomas – I Made My Mark

Today I have the video Eric Thomas- I made my mark. Anyone who knows me, knows that Eric Thomas is one of my favourite motivational speakers as I feel what he says resonates deeply with me. In this video Eric talks about the level of work and commitment that you are putting in and how … Read moreEric Thomas – I Made My Mark

Why flight training needs to embrace GPS

imported route uk airspace avoid

One thing that I have always found weird is that despite the technology we have at our disposal, flight training at least at PPL level has a reluctance to embrace GPS and uses a training system that was designed well before these modern technologies existed. So this is why flight training needs to embrace GPS. … Read moreWhy flight training needs to embrace GPS

Which memory card (MicroSD) for GoPro cameras?

Lets face it, most of us are going to get a GoPro or some form of action camera at some point. I say a, I currently have 2 GoPro’s and one Yi camera. But the question you will soon find yourself asking is which memory card (MicroSd) for GoPro cameras. I figured I would put … Read moreWhich memory card (MicroSD) for GoPro cameras?

Aer Lingus mentored cadet programme 2017 is now open

Good news for all wannabe pilots. The Aer Lingus mentored cadet programme 2017 is now open! The Aer Lingus training will take place over 14 months at FTE Jerez in Spain and on successful completion you will be assigned to the A320 fleet after a 12 week type rating course. You have until 5pm on … Read moreAer Lingus mentored cadet programme 2017 is now open

The UK has voted to leave the EU

eu referendum ballot paper

No matter if you was on the leave or the remain side,  today is a pretty big day in history as the UK has voted to leave the EU. At the time of this post the vote looks like 52% in and 48% out. How does this affect us trainee pilots? Well the truth is … Read moreThe UK has voted to leave the EU

West Atlantic Cadet Scheme 2016

Great news, the details of the West Atlantic Cadet Scheme 2016 have been made available. This is one of the better schemes out there as West Atlantic fund your training, then when you are ready to fly the line you pay them back 50% of the cost. There are a few entry requirements that you … Read moreWest Atlantic Cadet Scheme 2016

GoPro vs Cheaper alternatives

As most of us as some point will want to film our flying I thought I would do this post on GoPro vs cheaper alternatives. I have a GoPro 3+ silver and I also have a Xiaomi Yi camera, so is the GoPro worth the difference over the influx of cheap action cameras from China? … Read moreGoPro vs Cheaper alternatives