Clear air turbulence or CAT for short is an aviation phenomenon that can suddenly occur in cloudless areas, causing a buffeting effect on aircraft. It can happen in the absence of any visual clues like clouds and is most prevalent during the winter months of the year, particularly when flyingContinue Reading

Air Show Fans

You set off in good time only to be held up on the motorway, so you arrive late, join the queue for the car park, and eventually park about a mile from the main entrance. You walk across the grass, reminiscing about a misspent youth at the Glastonbury Festival, andContinue Reading

For many pilots and aviation enthusiasts the idea of being able to fly in a Spitfire is probably on their bucket list if not at the top of it.  With the restoration of these thoroughbred warbirds at an all time high Spitfire flights are more easily obtained than at any other time since World War II.

carbon offsetting schemes for international aviation

In this post I’m going to list those airlines that have carbon offsetting schemes, as well as other ways of compensating for the carbon footprint and environmental impact of your travel choices. If you’d prefer to watch a video version of this post there’s one here and at the footContinue Reading