Trip Reports


Mostly VFR:

Spain, September 2003
Crete, September 2004
Spain, June 2005
Santorini, September 2005
Scilly Isles, June 2015

Mostly IFR:

Prague, Czech Republic, June 2006
Corfu, Greece, August 2006
Aero 2007 - Friedrichshafen, Germany, April 2007
Crete, Croatia, September 2007
Zaragoza, Spain, November 2007
Tempelhof, Germany, August 2008
Granada & San Sebastian, Spain, September 2008
Zurich, Switzerland, April 2009
Canakkale, Turkey, September 2009
Valencia, Spain, October 2009
Dortmund, Germany, February 2010
Paris / Pontoise, France, March 2010
Aero 2010 - Friedrichshafen, Germany, April 2010
Crete, Croatia, June 2010
Sardinia, Italy, August 2010
Newcastle, UK, January 2011
Locarno, Switzerland, March 2011
Kithira, Greece, September 2011
Aero 2012 - Friedrichshafen, Germany, April 2012
Barcelona, Spain, July 2012
Samothraki, Greece, September 2012
Mali Losinj, Croatia, May 2013
Cologne/Bonn, Germany, June 2013
Prague, Czech Republic, July 2013
Libourne, France, July 2013
Peenemunde, Germany, August 2013
Mali Losinj and Pula, Croatia, September 2013
Elba, Italy, June 2014
Ireland, September 2014
Corsica and Greece, September 2014
Salamanca, Spain, October 2014
Lucca, Italy, November 2014
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 2015
Zell am See, Austria, July 2015
Malmo, Sweden, August 2015
Slovenia, Croatia and Greece, September 2015
Two ski trips, France and Austria, March 2016
Ireland to Scotland, August 2016
Brac, Croatia, September 2016
Burgos, Spain, October 2016
Astypalea, Greece, September 2017
Bolzano, Italy, September 2017
Menorca, Spain, October 2017
Elba, Croatia, Crete, Karpathos, Kastelorizo, September 2018

Aviation Glossary

Miscellaneous Articles (from myself)

EASA moves against the FAA licensed community in Europe
Socata TB20GT, ownership notes since 2002

Avidyne TAS605 Installation in a Socata TB20GT
KLN94 FAA Approval for GPS Approaches
Installing a Sandel SN3500 EHSI / SG102 AHRS in a TB20GT
Operational Tips
A Flight in the TBM850
Using Satellite IR Images to Determine Cloud Tops
Cloud Tops Forecasting
IFR Weather Planning
Doing an FAA PPL/IR
Doing a JAA PPL/IR
Aircraft Transfer to N-reg / EASA issues with N-reg aircraft
IFR Flying in Europe
Online Flight Plan Filing
Engine Management
Satellite Weather Data in the Cockpit
IO-540 Engine Rebuild (SB569)
Installing a 406MHz ELT in a TB20GT
TB20 Vibration Analysis
Portable Oxygen
Portable Oxygen - System Comparison
License Privileges, Aircraft Registers, Etc
Component Documentation Requirements
Shadin flowmeter problems
TB20GT Oil Pressure Indicator
Garmin 496 installation in a TB20
Backup Alternator
Bose-X headset adaptor for ICOM A22 transceiver
KFC225 autopilot failures
KI229 RMI failure
KLN94 failure
KI525 HSI/KN72 failure
GTX330 Temperature Probe Errors
KLN94 GPS SDDR-31 CF Writer and database updates
JAA Audiogram for IR
Electronic Fuel Management (113kb PDF)
Extended Warranties
GPRS/3G Mobile Internet
Mobile Data Options for Aviation



Flying Videos

All videos - Vimeo


Metbrief MSLP
WeatherCharts MSLP
Avbrief PDA OPMET page (TAFs/METARs)
Actual Tephigrams (ascents): Univ of Wyoming Univ of Cologne
Forecast Tephigrams: Meteoblue RUC-NOAA NOAA
IR satellite image - EUMETSAT, UKMO, hourly update
IR satellite image - EUMETSAT, from, 15-minute update
Portugal Met IR/Vis image
NOAA weather (GFS)
Dundee Satellite Station
XC Weather
French Meteo


Meteox site (weather radar for most of Europe)

Hungary Radar
Slovakia 1 2
Spain Spain

Misc radar links (some dead)
A small collection of sferics (stormscope) sites

Route Planning Resources

EuroGA Eurocontrol Autorouter (requires a EuroGA login)
EuroFPL Validation Site
AFPEx Flight Plan Filing (UK pilots only)
ASA Routefinder

Official Notam sites

NATS UK Notams
IPPC (Norway CAA) NRB Notams

Unofficial graphical Notam sites

Netherlands & Belgium

Airport Data

Business Aviation Handbook
European Airfields
Italian Touring Guide (2005)


ICAO Flight Plan Form 85k editable PDF 117k DOC
UK General Aviation Report (GAR) Excel 2013 edition PDF 2010 edition Editable PDF 2010 edition 2013 Guidance Notes Latest (2014) Form & Guidance Notes Latest (2014) Excel version 2014 Local Copy
UK AOPA free GAR filing site
HO60 Fuel Drawback Form Local Copy Current Drawback Rates (2011)
PPR Request Form

Miscellaneous Documents

Foreign AIPs, approach charts, etc

National AIPs (Eurocontrol PDF)
National AIP Links (archived from old Eurocontrol site)
Eurocontrol EAD site
Flying in France
French AIP etc (SIA) / Olivia
Review of some French airfields
French IGN chart online - set the opacity of the satellite overlay to zero to see the VFR chart
Flying in Ireland
Norway VFR Guide
Spanish Aviation
Netherlands AIS
Belgium/Lux AIP
Greece - HellasGA AIP
Greek AIP
Austrian Flight Planning
ONC/TPC charts
Pilotfriend resources (US site)
Visiting UK military airfields
List of French and Italian airports with Customs - 2013 (local copy)
List of French airports with Customs - 2017
List of EU Ports of Entry

Overflight / Landing Permit Agents / Flight Support

General Aviation Support Egypt
White Rose
Air Freelance
First Charter
Sky Handling

Air Law & Regulations

UK Terrorism Act 2000 Chapter 11 (Schedule 7 is relevant)
Summary of "Public Transport" regs (UK CAA) - partly obsolete, superseded by: May 2014 Notice April 2015 Notice 2010 version
ICAO Documents (Switzerland, incomplete, part 1)
ICAO Documents (Switzerland, incomplete, part 2)
EASA Approved Equipment
EASA Part M Easy Access document - 707 pages Local Copy
UK Airline Travellers Guide (Prohibited Substances etc) URL Local Copy
Eurocontrol IFR Enroute Charges
JAA ATPL Online Question Bank
Permit matrix for ECAC registered homebuilt aircraft (9/2015)


NASA Pilots Guide to Icing
US AOPA - Aircraft Icing article
IFR Magazine - Known Icing

Miscellaneous Stuff

John Deakin Another Site
PPL/IR Europe RNAV Procedures Manual
Jeppesen Flitestar terrain data errors
Design of Aircraft Controls
The Scandal of EASA RNAV Approvals
GPS Vulnerability Report (Volpe Institute) (467k) URL Local Copy
GPS Risk Assessment Study (John Hopkins Univ) URL Local Copy
TB20 Takeoff Performance (500k PDF)
TB20 Landing Performance (23k PDF)
TB20 power settings #1 (251k)
TB20 power settings #2 (144k)
IO540-C fuel consumption
IO540-C sea level performance
EDM700 example chart (192k) another partly at FL140
EDM700 Windows data download software DOS v1.2 Original EzTrends
EDM700 download protocol sourcecode windows executable
GAMI injector graphs (EGT versus common fuel flow rate) before after
Mixture control procedure for climb, with EDM engine monitor (337k PPT)
A good article on Repair v. Overhaul on Lycoming engines
Loads of aviation related formulae
Rules of thumb
Aviation formulae
Atmospheric Calculations
John Denker - How It Flies
David F. Rogers - Technical Flying Articles
Windmilling Prop
Engineering Toolbox
Ground Effect
VHF/UHF frequency/channel table
More of the above
JAA Publications
ICAO EUR/NAT Regional Database
ICAO 24-bit code allocations
A. Pape's Colour Vision paper
London City Univ Colour Vision Study
CAA Colour Vision Recommendations local copy
Shock Cooling article (950k GIF)
Ogimet TAFs/METARs (incl historical)
Ogimet 3D cloud profiles
Ogimet long range GFS forecasts
A really bizzare website on aircraft reg numbers / the result of the efforts of millions of aircraft spotters
UK based foreign registered aircraft
French (F-reg) Aircraft Data
Flying from USA to Europe
Socata TB series data
CAA License/Rating Issue Stats
Aircraft VAT/import/export consultant
Thuraya WWW to SMS gateway
Thuraya Web Topup
UK 406MHz ELT/EPIRB registration
Autopilot Failure Modes Local Copy
Singles v. Twins (local copy)
Instrument Repairs UK: RJ Pandect USA: Castleberry Instruments
How to soundproof an aircraft cockpit
FAA tests for spontaneous ignition by oxygen
8.33 frequency table

FAA/US Stuff

U.S. Federal Aviation Regulations
Legal Interpretations & Chief Counsel's Opinions
N-reg aircraft document carriage requirements, and Proof of VAT Paid
FAA Part 61 FAQ (from 2004; no longer on FAA website) 2.9MB DOC 3.2MB PDF
FAA Accident Data Breakdown 2001 (PDF, 2.5MB)

U.S. weather reporting abbreviations etc
FAA-ICAO-Europe differences 1 2
FAA Study on Cirrus Spin Recovery
FAA Exam practice
FAA article on repairs local copy
FAA rules on owner-produced parts local copy
FAA rules on owner-installed parts
FAA 8300.16 Minor / Major Alterations
A video on FAA certification including owner-produced parts
FAA Common Purpose Test Article local copy
FAA Known Ice Position 2009 (local copy)
Commercial Parts Concession
FAA Major Mods (Part 43)
FAA page on ICAO English language proficiency & license replacement local copy
FAA STC Database
US DAFIF database access removal
FAA International Flight Manual
FAA Safety Briefings
FAA bilateral treaties with other countries
FAA DAR List local copy 3/2013

Funny Stuff

Example of correct radio communication (6MB MP3)
La Guardia Approach Plate
Harrison Ford Approach Plate
Bob Hoover Approach Plate


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