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First IFR Trip - Newquay

PostPosted:Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:18 pm
by ConcordeBA
A trip that was many years in the making. Planning my first IFR trip.

This was a brilliant little run, it helped me understand some of the setup of the London TMA and how they integrate a light aircraft wishing to fly from A to B in IFR conditions. There’s a lot more to it than meets the eye in your training and the theory prepares you for nothing of what the real world entails.

I suspect in the future I need more time to do my planning, and I need to be a bit better with my timing. I took a lot away from this flight and how the aircraft performs in this environment for any future trips or flights I plan.

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FlyNQY was brilliant as usual, and the fees are within a reasonable amount expected for a large international airport. I’m more capable than I give myself credit for. I am confident but not overconfident and this was a great little trip and forever a small amount of that steep learning curve has been traveled.

Have a read of the write up here of my experience on my first IFR trip: https://www.theflyingvlog.uk/planning-the-first-ifr/

Any suggestions or proof-reading welcome;

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Re: First IFR Trip - Newquay

PostPosted:Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:01 am
by ConcordeBA
First time in the Airways solo, loved every moment!

Re: First IFR Trip - Newquay

PostPosted:Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:42 am
by ConcordeBA
A fairly quick flight back from Newquay to London. Climbing up to FL110 into one of the world’s busiest TMA’s and hitting over 200mph as we fly back with a flight time almost 1 hour quicker than the morning.

The sunset on this flight home was magical…


Re: First IFR Trip - Newquay

PostPosted:Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:59 am
by Flyingfemme
FlyNQY was brilliant as usual, and the fees are within a reasonable amount expected for a large international airport.

A “large international airport”? :roll:

Re: First IFR Trip - Newquay

PostPosted:Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:47 pm
by Pete L
Compared to our grass strip it's f***ing huge - burned more fuel taxiing than in flight :D

Re: First IFR Trip - Newquay

PostPosted:Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:50 pm
by James Chan
The next mission would be Amsterdam Schiphol. Everything else becomes smaller from then onwards! :D

Re: First IFR Trip - Newquay

PostPosted:Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:52 pm
by Ibra
James Chan wrote:The next mission would be Amsterdam Schiphol. Everything else becomes smaller from then onwards! :D


I think Schiphol is probably the busiest runway accessible to GA for less than 100£, it can also hold SEP/SET on it’s pavement without breaking (apparently Heathrow runways can’t hold single fixed wings)

If one is after the longest runway, Luxembourg & Luqa comes to my mind, the latter is used by flex wings probably not enough for hot days takeoff 2pob at MTOW in microlights :lol:

Re: First IFR Trip - Newquay

PostPosted:Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:00 pm
by ROG
66 years ago Lancasters were landing on that runway.