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…

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…

Wadswick Country Store

Many farm strips are hard to find, both in real life and on satellite imagery. Wadswick is one of these places! Located in Wiltshire around 7 miles East of Bath and just outside RAF Colerne’s zone, Wadswick is a short, sloped and narrow strip maintained and operated by  Wadswick Country Store. The runway is orientated…