Darren James Weekend Breakfast interview on 3AW

Great to be interviewed by Darren James, broadcaster and fellow aviation lover, on his weekend breakfast show on 3AW. It was great to finally chat to Darren, not only an aviation fan but a fellow runner on his show. Below is the audio of the interview reproduced with permission. Be sure to check out Darren […]

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Gender Influence in Ab Initio Flight Training

Bachelor in Aviation/Business Management student Kerry Phillips is investigating female focussed flying schools and is asking pilots to complete a quick survey on the subject. As someone who loves the aviation industry and wants to see it continue to flourish long after COVID-19 is a distant memory, and as the father of a 13 year […]

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How our community can really make a difference

6th June, 2020 Since writing the article below on my public support of the Black Lives Matter movement I’ve received a lot of feedback. Some of you sent stories of discrimination or abuse you’ve received because of your background. Others agreed that white privilege and racial bias does exist in industries like aviation and that […]

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YouTube tips and how I became a pilot

Just finished a great conversation with my friend and Cirrus CSIP Philippe Polman for the London Flying Club. Philippe organises talks with aviators around the world for LFC members usually in a pub or a ‘real’ venue, but of course due to the travel restrictions he’s broadcasting these via the Internet right now instead. We […]

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How you can access “full air traffic control” behind-the-scenes videos

Over the years I’ve amassed a lot of content recorded in the cockpit of my flights, a lot of which never makes it to YouTube. I like to keep the aviation vlogs on my channel entertaining and informative and to try and focus on a story rather than simply document what goes on inside the […]

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European Flying Tour 2019

I took three weeks out over Summer to fly around Europe with Philippe Polman, a Cirrus Instructor and owner of an SR20 G6. Philippe owns N55557 (try saying that 3 times after a 4 hour flight) which we logged almost 50 hours on over the course of three weeks of flying. I filmed the adventures […]

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GIVEAWAY – Signed copy of ‘Voyage Of The Southern Sun’ AND vinyl soundtrack

If you’re into epic adventures and love aviation stories of pushing the limits you’ll love Michael Smith’s story of flying a Searey flying boat around the world. I’m lucky to call Michael a friend, but he’s also a massive inspiration to me for my flying. He’s kindly given me a signed copy of Voyage Of […]

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Pilot Self Doubt – when you doubt yourself as a pilot

I’ve had a couple of you reach out to me recently about the subject of self-doubt. It seems like some of you are suffering from episodes of self-doubt in your flight training or flying career and you’re thinking that you’ll never be as good as other pilots that are out there. Or worse still sometimes you’re waking […]

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A Thank You To My 20K Subscribers

This evening, I watched my YouTube subscriber count tick over 20,000. I remember at the start of this year I had just over 3,000 people subscribed to my channel. That number was huge to me, I couldn’t comprehend that 3,000 people would want to not only watch the videos I’d posted so far, but click […]

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