German Tour 2013 – Leg 3 – Wilhelmshaven (EDWI) to Braunswchweig (EDVE)

First – a short local from Wilhelmshaven JadesWeser   On Tuesday, the weather was as forecast beginning to turn for the worse, with a wind of 10-15 knots from the south west. I took our hosts for a short flight around the city and harbour area of Wilhelmshaven, but not as far north as the Friesland islands because of some low dark clouds there. I’d checked with the airport controller

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German tour 2013 – Leg 1 – Gloucester (EGBJ) to Texel (EHTX)

Planning a European mini-tour I had already negotiated the new TB20 share-o-plane for a week’s touring during the initial discussions when buying into a share. The option for touring is one of the main objectives (and benefits) of the group, and something that all members could expect to enjoy during the year. The ability to take a plane away and not worry about it sitting unused at the airport for

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Shooting it up in Texas

Shooting some practice instrument approaches at Dallas Executive Airport, Texas My last flight of this business trip was intended to take full advantage of the wide availability of instrument approaches, including plenty of GPS approved ones. There’s never any charge for making an instrument approach in the US, and rarely any landing fees. So once again, I found myself at Dallas Executive airport in the good hands of Slipstream aviation,

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Dallas downtown backdrop

BFR near DFW

Some private piloting in Texas I had a business trip to Dallas, Texas (airport code DFW = Dallas Fort Worth) for a week and hoped to squeeze in a local flight at some point. Flights to the US are much cheaper if you stay over a Saturday night (to differentiate between business and pleasure), so I saved considerably by flying out a day early. The journey out was fairly uneventful,

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Miami Adventure Cessna 172 G1000

With a business trip of a few days in Miami, I thought I’d try to see if I could squeeze in some training and familiarisation with the differences of PPL flying in the US. I already had a valid and legal FAA private pilot certificate (based on my UK licence) from last year’s trip to Florida, where I gained a seaplane rating. However, I hadn’t flown above 500 feet, used

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