Magneto Failure

From magneto failure to in the air again after just 27 hours.

Flying into RAF Fairford

On Friday 6 September I finally completed something that I’d always wanted to do, land an aircraft that I was flying myself on the 3 kilometres of tarmac at RAF Fairford. My first experience of landing at the airbase was in July 2003 on board a British Airways Boeing 747-400, with my old man as…

Worx Hydroshot

The idea of using a pressure washer to clean your pride and joy might raise some eyebrows. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a way of washing our aeroplane quickly, whilst not risking paintwork or skin and all without being anywhere near a wall socket or tap. The situation will be familiar to many…

Rotary Flying

On a sunny but blustery day in August I was very lucky to be taken for a trip in an R44; only my third experience in a helicopter! I was meeting ‘Instagram friend’ Rachel at our strip. Our plan was to fly the RV up to Wellesbourne before jumping into a helicopter and flying to…