Video diary

Want to know what it is like to fly one of our aircraft? This page shows some videos provided by our members in our Cessna 172 and Piper Warrior PA28 aircraft.

The video diary of a private pilot

Alouette pilot Joe Stickings started his PPL course in October 2011 and originally started recording his flights as a method to help in his training.

Since passing his skills test he now keeps a video diary of his flights and has shared them with aviation enthusiasts through his YouTube channel called PPL Video Diary with blog posts and write ups on his web site pplvideodiary.com

By subscibing to the PPL Video Diary channel you will get updates of Joe's future flying adventures aswell as getting a feel of what it is like to fly one of Alouette's aircraft.

Visit the PPL Video Diary YouTube channel
Instrument Rating (Restricted) - Taster video

Instrument Rating (Restricted) - Taster video

Here's a taster of the training involved during the UK IMC rating course, now known as the Instrument Rating Restricted, or EASA IRR(A).

Thanks to Robbie Garrett for the video.

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VFR Navigation and Circuits

VFR Navigation and Circuits

A video from Alouette PPL Joe Stickings in G-BRAK on a short navigation flight with some VFR circuits at Biggin on return.

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Trip to Elstree

Trip to Elstree

50 minute trip + circuits at Elstree, returning back to London Biggin Hill.

Thanks to pilot Robbie Garrett for providing this.

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Biggin Hill to Ostend

Biggin Hill to Ostend

A flight in the Piper Warrior G-BUJO from Biggin Hill to Ostend - and back at night.

Thanks to pilot Stefan Szaniszlo for providing this.

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Biggin Hill Circuit

Biggin Hill Circuit

A video from Alouette student Robbie Garrett showing startup, take-off and practice circuits in the Cessna 172 G-BRAK on a sunny evening at Biggin Hill.

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Transiting over London Gatwick

Transiting over London Gatwick

A very good video of recently qualified member Tom Wheeler transiting over London Gatwick in our Cessna 172 G-BRAK.

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Trial flights

We offer trial flights of one hour duration with a qualified instructor. The recipient will spend most of this time at the controls of the aircraft. The flight will be from our club house at Biggin Hill and will return to Biggin Hill.

More about trial flights

Alouette news

Want to find out what is going on at the club? You can view video diaries from Alouette pilots as well as details about social events, club grub nights and other important club information on our ‘latest news’ page.

View the latest news

How to find us

You can find the Alouette club house on Churchill Way, just off the A233. Although travelling by car is easier, you can access the club by bus. Bromley South and Orpington train stations are a 20 minute drive.

How to find Alouette