I made it to Rotterdam

Further to my video update yesterday, I’m pleased to say that I made it to Rotterdam today, setting off a day earlier than planned.   To view this content you need to be a member of The Flying Reporter Supporters’ Club. If you are already an active member, please sign in. Not a member?  Join the Supporters’ Club now! Become a Club member now, and get access to bonus content, advert-free episodes, exclusive behind the scenes footage, and schedule a 1-1 zoom session with me.

Video: WW2 forts tour

I have been curious for some time, about several mysterious landmarks in the Thames Estuary, that feature on my Southern England aeronautical chart.  It turns out they are a network of former World War Two, Army and Navy sea forts.  

Video: Cloud surfing in Kent

This is my first solo IFR flight after obtaining my UK restricted instrument rating.  I was keen to get the rating, so that there were more opportunities for me to fly in the UK, despite it’s pesky, rotten weather.  

Video: How light aircraft avoid collisions

When flying light aircraft, in uncontrolled airspace, mid-air collisions are primarily not avoided by instructions from radar controllers, or by using sophisticated cockpit equipment. Instead, pilots avoid collisions by using their eyes..a concept called ‘see and avoid’.  

Video: Lydd to Biggin Hill in a PA28

  Jon Hunt takes the return trip from Lydd Airport to Biggin Hill in the PA28.  Climbing above a layer of few clouds as we pass over Hastings and Bexhill, before descending to see good aerial views of Tonbridge and Sevenoaks before landing.    

Video: PA28 flight Biggin Hill to Lydd

After a break of more than a month from flying, I took India Zulu for a short trip to Lydd.  The flight, being only 30 minutes was convenient, as it didn’t cost too much yet gave me the opportunity to land-away.  

Aerial Video of Operation Stack

On 2nd July 2015, I took a flight along the M20 in Kent, in order to view “Operation Stack” from the air.  This is a police operation to queue lorries, affected by disruption to cross channel ferry or tunnel services, on Kent’s main motorway, the M20.