November 2013 archive

Visit ATC day at Swanwick

NATS (National Air Traffic Services), who essentially run the UK airspace, along with the towers at the big commercial airports, and several other ATC providers organise “Visit ATC days” to let pilots see things ‘from the other side’ as it were. I signed up to one at the NATS centre at Swanwick – this is …

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Night lesson

It’s the right time of year to do a night rating (as we hit ‘official’ night (which is defined as sunset + 30 minutes) during normal club opening times), so I’ve decided to get this done. I don’t intend to fly at night regularly (in a single engine aircraft if an engine failure occurs at …

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