Fed-Ex Diversions – Memphis 2003

A great little time-lapse video of aircraft approaching Memphis with thunderstoms in the area:

Annemasse

A quick trip to Annemasse (LFLI) in the A36. More photos at GZLOJ.net

Parked at Annemasse

Parked at Annemasse

Gîte

To France with some friends for the 2014 Le Mans Classic weekend. I filmed our Gîte with the Phantom.

Sailing with the Phantom

Preparing for the Round The Island Race 2014:

Sports Weekend

Our bonkers friends in Devon, Simon and Mandy, kindly organise a Sports Weekend every year. This time I filmed it with the Phantom 2 Vision+.

And it’s still dry!

A36 to Mali Losinj

For our first big trip in the A36 we flew from Denham (EGLD) near London, to Mali Losinj (LDLO) Croatia, for the EuroGA.org fly-in.

While there I took the chance to fly the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ quadcopter – some footage is included here.

A36 to Croatia

The Bonanza is finally airworthy! The engine has been zero-timed and we’ve replaced the Garmin GNS530 with a Garmin GTN750. Also added are an ADL120 datalink weather box and a PMA8000BT Bluetooth Audio panel.

For our first major trip we joined the EuroGA.org fly-in to Mali Losinj in Croatia. Strong headwinds gave us a 6 hr 5 minute flight outbound, but with tip tanks installed we landed with 37 US gallons of fuel, over three hours reserve. After a day and a half socialising and flying the Phantom 2 Vision+ (video to follow), we returned to the UK in glorious weather.

Phantom in the Rain

A short flight over Marlow in the rain.

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+

New toy: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ with gyro-stabilised camera. Confused? Let go of the controls and it comes to a GPS hover. WiFi signal lost? (800m). It flies back to the start point and lands. Wonderful fun. Each battery lasts about 25 minutes (get three!).

First flight last night ably assisted by expert RC fliers Andy and Tony.

A330-300: My 85th Type

Just completed my checkout on the A330-300. It’s lighter on the controls than the A340, particularly the A340-600. The rate of climb is impressive after take-off, not so impressive at top-of-climb.

Now I have to fly it exclusively for 50 hours – after that I’ll be flying the A330 and A340 as the roster requires.