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Unforecast ICING at Night, Flying in Europe

January 2, 2020


(upbeat music) (upbeat music continues) Okay, so we’re using three different apps plus a piece of paper to try to figure out how to file a flight plan to get from here to somewhere in Germany, I don’t even know where we’re going. LOUIS: Is this a lot more complex than if you were doing it in the US? Yeah, in the US, I just put where we’re coming from
and where we’re going and hit a button and then they take care of all of the rest. (laughing) (upbeat music) (upbeat music continues) (upbeat music continues) (engine rumbling) Matt: Shoreham, N210EU request IFR clearance to EDSB Shoreham Ground: N210EU, roger, taxi initially to holding point Q3 for Runway 20 and your clearance is
on request from London. Matt: Okay, holding point K3 for Runway 20, N210EU Okay, so we’re just taxiing
out here at Shoreham, had a nice couple days in London Got to do a little sightseeing and we’ll pick up our IFR clearance and head to what is it? Karlsruhe, in Germany? Shoreham Tower: N210EU hold position. After departure, left
turn on track Seaford — SFD — Remain outside controlled
airspace squawk 2275. Next frequency London Control 133.175 Honestly, just going through all of the bullsh** here,
makes me just long for home. It just makes me, like I’m having so much fun, I love doing this kind of flying, but it’s just like every
time I think about it, I’m just like, “Oh, I just wanna go fly around the US right now.” JP: Yeah, it’s a haven in comparison
to the rest of the world. Shoreham Tower: N210EU the traffic ahead will be making a right turn Runway 20, left turn, cleared for takeoff. 290 degrees, eight knots. Let’s do full power before break release. I’ll read it back. And N210EU, we have the traffic, and we’re cleared for takeoff runway 20. JP: Temperatures and pressures are good. Airspeed’s alive. That’s 40 50 60 70. Matt: There we go, nice and easy. Yeah we got plenty of room JP: Yeah, we’re good, Matt: Get the gear up. JP: And that’s 100, look at that. (engine rumbling softly) Matt: And it looks like we don’t have any controlled airspace to worry about here. I don’t really know when their uh okay, maybe 6500? Just stay below that for now. Alright, I’ll bug that. That’s probably what it is, if it’s not I really don’t give a sh** because we’re leaving and not coming back. JP: Never again. Matt: I mean, I’m not sure we’re
welcome back in Shoreham. JP: No, they’re probably a bit annoyed with us. Matt: I had the guy in the office call up to the tower like five times to see if the flight plan was ready yet. And every time they’re
like, “No, we haven’t heard back yet, you’re supposed to file it three hours ahead of time.” We couldn’t film the fueling. JP: And then I just taxi around like I’m *unintelligible* Matt: I’m on the phone with him and he’s like, “Well, your colleague is currently “taxiing without a clearance. “But yes, they did finally accept it.” Tower, N210EU, Did you still want us with you or over to London? Shoreham Tower: N0EU you can contact London on 133 decimal 175, bye-bye JP: They’re like, “Yes!”
Matt: “Yes, they’re finally gone. Now they’re Germany’s problem.” London, November 210 echo uniform, 3,200 climbing for Flight Level 70. London Control: Number 210 echo uniform roger it is a basic service, remain outside. Matt: Zero echo uniform. London Control: 210 echo uniform, cleared join controlled airspace now, Flight Level 90 Matt: Maintain Flight Level 90 November
210 echo uniform. London Control: November echo uniform route direct Dover. JP: Direct Dover, 0EU Matt: If you haven’t been
watching, these two guys, JP, Louie, are flying around the world in this plane. You can follow their channels, link below, called Fly Beyond Borders, they’re making a movie about the whole thing. Louis’ daily vlogging it, tons of fun. Louis: Trying to. Matt: Anyway I’ve been joining them since Boston, so across the North Atlantic and I’m going as far as Austria. So that’s kinda where this all comes in. And then Dima is joining
us today, say hi Dima. DIMA: What’s up. And so he’s coming to Germany and Austria with us as well. He’s a pilot, does some stuff with flight management system engineering. JP: He’s an engineer. He’s a badass, basically. Matt: Yeah, just does a little bit of everything. Now we got a four-person crew, so the more the merrier. Even more fun. And now we’re heading to Germany today. We’re going to, where are we going? (radio chatter) Does anyone know where we’re going? Carl’s root, how do you say it? JP: Karlsruhe. (slower) Karlsruhe. Matt: Karlsruhe. (laughing) Sounds like you’ve got food in your mouth or something, like Karlsruhe. JP: It means the resting place of Karl. (radio chatter) Matt: So yeah, we’re going to Germany. We’re not even gonna see the white coast of Dover? Probably not. Yeah, we’re having a great time. Continue having a great time. Got some fun stuff in store
when we get to Austria, so that’ll be nice. And then, I’m gonna do something that I’ve never done before, and that is I’m gonna have to take a commercial flight across the ocean, I’ve never done that before. I’ve never crossed an ocean in a plane that I wasn’t flying, or in anything that I wasn’t flying.
Dima: Show off. Louis: What?! You’ve never taken a commercial flight over the ocean? Matt: No, I’ve always flown myself. London Control: N0EU, left heading 075 degrees. Louis: That’s cool. JP: Left 075, 0EU Matt: Okay, so I feel like I
need to talk a little bit about all the negatives
of flying in the UK. I’ll mention some of the positives. The landing fee is
JP: Holy crap. Matt: 38 pounds per landing. Louis: That’s $50. Matt: So that’s about $50. So imagine if you were trying to do flight training here,
and in a one hour flight you wanted to go do 10
takeoffs and landings. Well that would be about $500. (laughing) It’s rough, and the thing is, is that the people here are great, we went to a little pilot shop in London yesterday. The guy there was super
helpful, super friendly. The guys here, even in
the control tower who were a little upset for calling five times to check on the status of our flight plan and also for maybe taxiing to the fuel pump without a clearance. (laughing) JP: Oops. Matt: They were still nice about it and the guys that had no idea how to file a flight plan were still really friendly and as helpful as they could be. So those are kind of the pluses. And compared to most of the world, GA here is still fantastic. There are all kinds of little airports. The airport we were at even had a little airport restaurant, people just hanging out to watch planes. They had little signs that even told you aircraft enthusiasts could go here to check in to go get permission to walk out onto the ramp
and things like that. So they’re definitely trying,
there’s some effort there. And that’s really nice. But I can’t help but think, “I just wish “I was flying around the US” whenever I’m dealing with any of
these red tape issues. But that said, we’re getting some pretty awesome views out here
over the English channel. Got the white cliffs of Dover coming up on the left in a little bit. And I think we’re gonna end up flying right over Dunkirk,
which I absolutely love that movie, so that’s awesome. ( radio chatter) It’s just so different flying here. And I guess, the other annoying thing
about flying in the UK is that the procedures are just generally so different from the rest of the world. Because they have all of this controlled airspace that you can’t really even get a clearance to fly into if you’re IFR. Most of the time, you’re
just flying around in uncontrolled airspace, you might have some routing that goes through control… It’s super confusing, I don’t even know. Louis: You said it’ll be better in mainland Europe, will it? Matt: Oh yeah, anywhere other than the UK, they just do everything
exactly the same way. Here they just don’t. And the thing is, to actually learn all of the local procedures, the
really complicated stuff like in the UK or just the little things. London Control: N0EU, left heading 040 degrees JP: Left 040, 0EU Learning all of the little things in other countries (plane beeping) would be basically impossible to do and just pointless on a trip like this. So essentially just kind of go for it, do what you’re told, if
they don’t like something, they don’t like something
and you figure it out. People ask me, “How do you know “how to fly in other countries?” Or like, “Where do you learn all this?” You kinda don’t, you just you do a little bit JP: You make it up. Matt: Yeah, you make it up as you go and just do what they
tell you and ultimately, you tell them what you wanna do and they’ll figure out
how to make it happen or you’ll figure out how to make it happen or something like that. JP: We got an airplane 1,000 feet below us. No, 1,000 feet above us. Matt: And we’re in Class A airspace so… JP: Yeah, they would separate us Matt: Unless they’re as clueless as we are. (chuckling) Which is totally plausible when you make your
airspace this complicated. JP: It’s an awesome day to be flying. Matt: Yeah, get a little
bit of everything. Great views, some clouds here and there. Louis: This cloud looks crazy, it looks like it just falls off and then there’s that cloud there. Dima: The other white cliffs of Dover. The white clouds of Dover. JP: Brussels Control, N210EU with you 9,000 — correction, flight level 90. Heading direct KONAN Brussels Control: NEU, Brussel, radar contact, route KONAN, KOKSY, Diekirch – DIK JP: KOKSY next, 0EU Did he say next? Matt: Hold on. JP: That made no sense. Matt: And that’s route KONAN, KOKSY, and then D-I-K, N210EU. Brussels Control: Correct sir, thank you Matt: What’s that? JP: That’s Dunkirk. Louis: Dunkirk.
Matt: Oh, that’s awesome. Okay, yeah, so this is like my, I think this is gonna be my most exciting moment of this flight is just that we’re flying over Dunkirk and I love that movie. We just crossed the English channel, now we’re gonna route sort of down across Belgium, Germany, where did the route go? Louis: Europe is so
small, it’s just so small. Matt: Yeah, we’re going across JP: Compared to you guys
flying across the US? Matt: Germany, yeah, back into France for just about a minute or two there. Louis: Are we gonna
cross Luxembourg as well? You know that’s a country. JP: Yeah, we will. Louis: I think that’s one of the smallest countries
in the world, right? Dima: Luxembourg, yeah. Matt: Where is Luxembourg? Louis: Look. Matt: We’re gonna end up crossing Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, just
catch a little corner of France right there and then end up right about there in Germany. Things are pretty quiet over Belgium tonight. (radio chatter) Yeah, one of the other things about flying in the UK, or most of Europe, is that most people aren’t instrument rated. So there’s probably, you
wouldn’t really expect a lot of GA traffic, on top of a cloud layer like this today. Dima: Yeah, it’s expensive. Matt: Right, yeah. DAMI: Just to fly it’s expensive. Matt: Right, and you pay for IFR service. So they’d be flying VFR below this, not talking to anybody (chatter on radio) Let’s see if I can put a… Put in Dik. Louis: Is one of the routing locations called Dick? Dima: Yeah Matt: Kind of. I mean it’s (laughing), it’s D-I-K. It’s actually, what is it? Diekirch? JP: Diekirch, yeah. Diekirch. Dima: Luxembourg, yeah. Matt: In Luxembourg. But I mean it’s just easier to say Dik. Dima: We’re over Luxembourg right now.
Louis: You just like calling it Dik. Matt: Yeah, the identifier is DIK. Dima: Well, we’re going direct to it, so if you take a shot of the top screen, we’re going towards it now. Matt: Up here, we’re going direct to Dik. Louis: So have we got 31 minutes until we arrive at Dik? Matt: Yes, 31 minutes until Dik. And then from there, it’s
about another 45 minutes to, where are we going again, Karlsruhe? Dima: Karlsruhe. JP: Karlsruhe Dima: Hey, can you scroll
the top one back to Dik? Louis: The sun looks lovely. Brussels Control: November 210 echo uniform, contact Brussels on 128 decimal 2, goodnight. JP: 128 decimal 2, 0EU. And Brussels Control,
November 210 echo uniform with you Flight Level
90, heading direct Dik. (laughing) Brussels Control: Number 210 echo uniform, Brussels Control, radar
contact, continue Dik. (laughing again) JP: Continue Dik, 0EU Louis: It’s so good. JP: I couldn’t say that
with a straight face. Louis: We’re so immature. Oh, my God, so good, so good. Matt: So now that we’re leveled off in cruise here, I think it’s time to pull out a snack. I’m trying something new today, just found this in a random little store. I guess, it’s probably something. Louis: Oh, you’re in for a treat, bro. Those are goodies. Matt: Yeah, well this is the dark
chocolate with cranberries and macadamias, I tried a couple already, they’re really good. That is such a nice view of the sunset and everything. Louis: Yeah, so nice. JP: Oh I just love seeing this 181 knots. I just cannot manage the
temperature in this thing. Matt: Yeah, it’s just so hot now. Louis: Oh, it’s so nice. Dima: It’s nice in the back Louis: Yeah, I like it. Matt: Is there a back control? Like does it route air back there somehow? JP: I don’t think so, no. Louis: We’ve got a bit of air up here, but it’s just cold JP: Not a Bonanza Matt: So unfortunate. I feel like one thing I definitely need to do on tomorrow’s flight is explain some of the difference between the 210 and the Bonanza. JP: No, you don’t have to do that. Louis: Is there anything that this is better at? Anything? JP: I would say dirt runways. Matt: No, I think Bonanza’s
definitely better at that. Dima: Less fuel probably, than Bonanza. JP: Bonanza has more fuel. This thing has less. Louis: What about cooler shots From the Go-Pro off the wing because you can see below? Directly below. Matt: I mean maybe, but I like looking out and being able to see the
sky instead of the wing. I think they’re gonna
keep us clear of France, so we will avoid France after all. I’m pretty sure French controllers are the hardest controllers to understand in the world, so I’m more than happy to route around France. Louis: What, when they’re speaking English in a French accent? Matt: Yeah, I can’t understand
a word they’re saying. Dima: How many people
do this kind of stuff? Fly around the world, is that sort of common or still?… JP: I mean, there are a few hundred people that have done it. Matt: I think around 100 or 120 have flown solo around the world. That have flown around the world in small aircraft is
probably more like, 2 or 300. Louis: Still, not many. Matt: Yeah, no. There are fewer people who have flown solo around the world than have been to space. JP: So we have some pretty, pretty bad ice here by the looks of it Matt: Ice?
Louis: Ice? JP: Yeah, we do. Alright, we gotta pop it. Matt: Wow, I didn’t
think it was that cold. JP: Yeah, I just saw the speed drop. Matt: Control, N210EU. ATC: Go ahead. Matt: Yeah, can we get flight level 70 out here? ATC: November 210 echo uniform affirm, descend level 70. Matt: Flight level 70
number 210 echo uniform, and just curious, what’s the minimum altitude? ATC: The transition level is 60 and minimum altitude right now 5,000 feet. Matt: Okay, thank you. Okay, we’ll just go down
to seven, that should do. It’s one degrees celsius out, so I’m surprised we even got anything. JP: I don’t think that
thing is very accurate because this one’s telling me 31.5. Matt: Nonetheless, this one’s saying 0 now. So that should be about,
it’s very uncommon. (radio chatter) To get icing at this warm a temperature. JP: Look at that. Matt: Yeah. Louis: Whoa. Matt: That’s interesting though because icing was the very last thing on my mind at this point.
Dima: Yeah, right now? JP: Right. Matt: East of the airport, we’ve got mountains that go up to 3200 feet, so we’ll wanna watch out for those. And missed approach will be climb 210 heading to 6,000, passing
seven DME from KBD or 5,000 feet, whichever is later, we’ll then left turn
direct to the NDB and hold. ATC: NEU, confirm descend 4,000 feet, QNH 1019 JP: Confir… affirmative, down to 4,000 and QNH 1019, OEU ATC: Interception at 4,000 feet in one minute and a half JP: What did he say? Matt: Say again? JP: Say again. ATC: NEU, interception at 4,000 feet in one minute. JP: Okay, down to 4,000, one minute, 0EU, Actually we probably won’t be able to do that. We’ll need about two minutes. ATC: Repeat on exiting 270. JP: What?! Matt: Uh confirm that’s a left turn to 270 for 0 echo uniform. ATC: N0EU correction turn left heading 090, expect to cross the localizer ATC: N0EU continue right 250 to intercept. [Woman Over Radio] 250 to intercept. ATC: Negative (callsign). ATC: Number 210 echo uniform turn right, heading 260 to intercept. Matt: 260 to intercept November
210 echo uniform. Tower, November 210 echo uniform ILS 21. Baden Tower: November 210 echo uniform Baden Tower, the wind 220 degrees 5 knots Runway 21, clear to land. Matt: 21 clear to land
November 210 echo uniform. I’ve never been to Germany before. JP: (speaking German) Matt: I have no idea what you just said. JP: I said welcome to
my country, my friend. Matt: Thank you. ATC: November 210 echo uniform you like to taxi to general aviation for parking, confirm? JP: That’s affirmative ATC: 210 echo uniform, so vacate first left, charlie, after Mike
and Zulu for apron number four. JP: A left at Charlie and after Mike and uh Zulu, was it? apron number four, 0EU Matt: Now we’re in Germany and we’re gonna go
spend the night here. Dima: Get beer. Matt: Maybe do a little bit of sightseeing in the morning and head
to Austria tomorrow. Hope you guys enjoyed this video. If you did, hit like, subscribe, share it with all your friends, just trying to share these- ATC: Number 210 echo uniform, apron 4 pick up one of the blue lines, parking on the ramp. Louis: Definitely keeping
my legs in one position that whole flight without being able to shift much is- I’ve got like, total cramp in my ass. Dima: They don’t have any tie-downs here? Or they’ll tell us where to go afterwards? JP: No, I don’t think they have tie-downs. Matt: Yeah, probably just chock it. You did buy some chocks, right? JP: I did, and we can use em.
Dima: Ooo Matt: Perfect. You have our passports, right? JP: Uh, no.

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  1. Great video, its great to see you flying around the world. But not just based on this video, but the previous videos you have done involving flying in Britain; clearly you have not done any research regarding flying in European airspace, I cannot believe how unprepared you are. The lack of planning you have done on flying in some of the busiest airspace in the world shows exactly what kind of pilots you are, and that is exactly why it takes you so many years to get your hands on a jet. $38 per landing fee? false. Shoreham is one of the busiest GA airfields in the UK- in the summer it gets extremely busy, most airfields however in the UK vary between nothing to around ยฃ40 to land. The pilots in the UK are more focused on flying a 737 around Europe rather than flying a 20 year single engine aircraft accross the Atlantic. So a little advice, do more planning before entering airspace you havent been to before, makes you look like a bit of a twat (thats english for massive arse hole)

  2. These guys really piss me off. Slagging off a system which is easy enough but which theyโ€™ve never even tried to understand. And whilst flying in Britain is expensive, you arenโ€™t going to get charged for individual circuit practice in most schools. If you canโ€™t cope in uncontrolled airspace, stay in the Airways where you just have to do as youโ€™re told. Please donโ€™t come anywhere near Australia…..

  3. So your idea of flight planning doesn't actually involve knowing where you are going? You take off and within a few minutes, you aren't sure of the extent of the controlled airspace but clearly don't care and laugh it off. Its someone else's problem, not yours. I sincerely hope a flight of mine or my family is never anywhere near one of yours. Perhaps you are playing up for the entertainment value on YouTube. Its not funny though.

  4. Karlrsruhe; I love that city: I spent three years in high school there between 1962-1965! I suppose it has changed a lot since then, but it's still a great city!

  5. Trump recently proposed privatising US ATC. Think about that. GA would shrink to like it is in the UK. Services would go down to nearly zero for GA. If I had to pay 100 bucks every time I take off and land, I would stop flying. And tens if not hundreds of thousands of jobs would simply go away. Safety and freedom terminally compromised. MAGA my ass. Another moron idea from a moron.

  6. Come on Matt!!! That movie "Dunkirk" was a disgraceful movie! It didn't come close to depicting the heroism of the British & French soldiers, the hell they really went through or shear scale of their exfiltration. That said, if the filmmakers had your skill at filming and editing, they may have had a masterpiece! Seriously, you really do a great job keeping your audience entertained. Safe flying!

  7. When you pick busy airports to land at with high landing fees you pay more. The landing fees are not the same at every airport in the UK. The same is true throughout Europe. The only annoying thing I found flying in the UK, flying VFR, was the rather chaotic and overlapping radar service. No doubt if you fly there regularly you figure out who is best to call up. But flying up there once from Switzerland I ended up calling people for radar services north of London based on my preplanning that I wouldn't have if I repeated the trip. The flight back after figuring it out went a lot smoother. France was so much more clear and organised that way.

  8. I read all these comments and some of the them are just damn right idiotic… some of them sound like people that have never flown a private single engine plane before in their life, not to mention flown into other counties airspace. Its easy for commercial aircraft because there is a routine they follow. These guys have never done this before, give them a break!! damn all these armchair pilots are getting on my nerves…

  9. Not reading back the majority of the mandatory read back instructions! Cleared to enter controlled airspace, service type etc should all be read back!

  10. Matt, I could not agree with you more about flying in the UK. Iโ€™m a recently retired 777 captain. I flew that thing to Australia, Asia, South America, and Europe. London Control was the biggest pain a__ I ever dealt with.

  11. The educated and circumspect thing would be to your homework on etiquette in other countries before visiting (including basic ATC), and don't badmouth. It's boorish.

  12. People give these kids a break, they are doing way more interesting things than most of us have done in our intire life. You are always going to be new at something!!

  13. Flying in and around Britain is vastly different to the USA. It's common sense to get to know the procedures before attempting to fly in the UK. Otherwise its confusing, you annoy others and potentially mistakes can happen.

  14. it was a great trip, only spoilt by your whinning about others, remember where you came from….a simple colony

  15. Lmao JESUS CHRIST you people are soooo freaking sensitive, itโ€™s people like you that brought on the birth of the United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธyeah you like that๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿค˜

  16. uk food So…. the really annoying thing about flying in the UK seems to be bratty young Americans who say uncomplemetary things about local food (why not stick to big macs and fries dude?) can't be bothered to read up on UK airspace procedures and whinge about relatively high costs. I've enjoyed a lot of these videos but you lost me on this trip; I'm out.

  17. You guys are so immature. I was laughing too. Glad they didn't give you a fix over CU*T Haha. Thanks for the vids. Iv'e enjoyed the trip!

  18. Great adventure..but for god's sake grow up! As an advert for Americans encountering other cultures, each one of you is a disaster, even the kid in the Russsell Brand outfit. Buy some paper charts, read the rules, don't be so narrow-minded. Try to be a little modest; remember the rhyming slang for Americans is Septics and ask yourselves, 'why is that?'

  19. Amazing that you do this with the problems of language well done and subscribed will look at you old ones now.

  20. That music tho.
    Know how some people are color blind? Youtube has clearly shown that some people are cheesy-music-blind.

    Or, would that be: Chessy-music-deaf?

  21. Nothing like "ugly Americans" bitching publicly about other countries. If you can't enjoy the differences stay the hell at home instead of being such a stereotype. Spoiled little twit/s.

  22. I like this channel but fuck sake, you don't half complain. If you don't like flying in the UK don't bother.

  23. You missed an obvious joke opportunity with KOK as well. From kok straight to dik ๐Ÿ™‚ Personally I'd aim for vag but you do you ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Continue DIK was absolutely hilarious ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Lovely these videos ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  25. I love how when some (definately not all) americans try to pronounce german words and fail, they make a big deal about it and shitting on the language instead of just accepting that they just suck pronouncing it ๐Ÿ™‚ props to the people that actually try to accept and respect different cultures

  26. Disappointingly immature, such a shame, and demonstrates perfectly why the rest of the world can see Americans as Dikโ€™s.

  27. Typical American. Doesn't know the rest of the world exists.
    Arrogant prick, I live near shoreham and its a busy little airport.
    Get over yourself

  28. I guess there are advantages to having a nationalized ATC system. Odd having a privet company providing ATC. Makes sense if they are only getting paid by the airlines for the service they only reason they have to even acknowledge GA would be to prevent collisions. Not a service provided to pilots by the government like in the US

  29. I love people insisting Americans be more open-minded to other cultures. We are the world we have every nationality as US citizens. I travel all around the world as a pilot, and some of the most bigoted, narrow-minded, ethnocentric people I know are Europeans. You have such thin skin and can't take any criticism. By the way USA save the world in World War II you're welcome.

  30. My ex-gf's father passed away as the result of a plane crash caused by ice on the wings. He was flying with Tony Bettenhausen (Bettenhausen Racing) over Tennessee in a twin engine Cessna. Tony had just been multi-engine qualified and apparently didn't have the autovibrate for the ice. Needless to say they went into a flat spin. Four perished. Pay attention to ice!

  31. The smallest country in the world is Vatican! And besides Luxemburg, there's also Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino….

  32. A landing fee of $50 is pretty steep. Most are much lower; my flying school is associated with the airport operator so the only landing fees I've ever paid during my PPL training were for landing at other airport than my home airport for a total of < 100ยฃ for the whole PPL.
    If you're giggling away at DIK, how about the waypoint TITIX vaguely near Titisee in the Black Forest, this one is a legend among English speakers in internet forums …

  33. i realize I am a little late to the show but cant stop watching! As an aspiring pilot I find this absolutely incredible. Very impressed and entertained to say the least….

  34. Hi matt av just found you, I am a night rated ppl,i think your cool and a very nice guy BUT. as aeroplanes and pilots are all (belt and braces) Av seen your belt but NO braces I.E. A map a chinagraph and a line with marked off intervals. Call me an old fashioned square if you must,but i was using GPS before the gulf war when sattelites were very few.But i still carry my map etc,take a tip Matt from lots of hours and many years and wear your belt! Regards J.T.

  35. Iโ€™ve loved the series but as a South African pilot find your American-centric viewpoint on UK aviation both insulting and disrespectful. Your crew clearly didnโ€™t do your homework on flying there.

  36. In terms of the craft of flying including comms with atc as well as general attitude I suggest you look closely at steveo1kinevo. I know he is a professional pilot but that's the point. I like most of your video content and appreciate the big amount of work you put into this. Thank you !

  37. LMAO "DIRECT TO DIK" with all that flying you better be taking showers being in that small of plane.. and for God's sake don t eat any beans!!!!

  38. Hi Marc, at around 18 minutes you state โ€žicing was the very last thing I had on my mind in this planeโ€œ. We, users of a European pilot forum, have different opinions how to understand this sentence. Did you mean โ€žI did not expect any icingโ€œ or (as I do understand it) โ€ž icing was the very last thing I wanted to think about (to imagine) in such a (non FIKI) planeโ€œ?

  39. This was an amazing flight all perspectives. Thanks for sharing u should re share again. When is the documentary coming out. Any word ?

  40. Guys : Enunciate and slow down when you are speaking with foreign air control. I'm American and even I find that you don't speak clearly enough on your requests.

  41. @13:30 Something tells me this was not a case of random routing for this flight plan.
    But, if you are not familiar with the second waypoint on the display… Well, you just don't know. Do you?

  42. The UK has some of the most busiest airspace in the world, makes sense that the procedures are different and as I fly in the UK, they make sense to me and others pilots I fly with so thatโ€™s good

  43. Can be both things in this case. Matt (or really the PIC) can do his research and U.K. can do better re: ICAO-standardizing their airspace/ATC systems. Matt generally knows his stuff, just not A+ performance here, in my humble estimation. (That said, if you aren't the PIC or aircraft owner and interject like my Pensacola Primary on-wing, ordering me to do a stationary full-power run-up on the r/w – it's far from required, just a preference – I will be taxiing back and lightening the a/c load with a swift kick to the right seat.)

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