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…

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…

First Week of RV Aerobatics

After many days waiting because of bad weather and early nights, I finally took the RV upside down. The footage below is from the second aerobatic flight, as both GoPro cameras went tech during the first flight.

Sky Echo – Poor Man’s TCAS!

This is a very short look at the practicalities of the, now replaced, uAvionix Sky Echo ADS-B in/out device. Originally around £600 I got hold of one for a fraction of that price as I wanted another GPS unit to feed SkyDemon, with the added benefit of being able to see some traffic at the…