‘Panorama’ is the final video showing our flight training out in New Zealand. The footage was taken over a period of four days on a ‘flyaway’ where we completed our IFR flying phase. In essence, we took three Cessnas to Napier (an airport on the east coast) and based ourselves there to complete the five IFR flights. Due to it’s location, it enabled us to fly to the South Island as well as visit some awesome places on the North Island too. I certainly feel very privileged to say that my first ever ILS approach was flying a 172 into Wellington International (which was full of A320s, ¬†737s and lots of other interesting aircraft types). The video aims to capture some of the incredible sights that we saw whilst on the trip and show you just one of the reasons why pilots love going to work!!

We all had an absolutely incredible time in New Zealand, and we are now back in the UK to begin our upset recovery and multi-engine flying phase before moving onto the Airbus A320 simulator in a matter of weeks. A new blog post is coming very soon, but in the meantime I hope you enjoy the video.

Speak soon!

Scenes from the Sky

What can I say, the last seven weeks of flying have been fantastic, and with another nine weeks to go out here in New Zealand there is plenty more to come! As we are now in the Navigation phase, I thought I’d piece some footage together to give you all a better view of just what our¬†flights involve as well as some of the incredible the sights we see.

I hope you enjoy it!

P.S. On another note, the EasyJet MPL scheme will soon be open for applications, and all the information on the 2014 course can be found at

As always, I am very happy to answer your questions so feel free to use the ‘Contact Me’ feature of the website to get in touch. To those applying, good luck and maybe I’ll see you soon here at CTC!