Yesterday afternoon I flew from Oxford to Birmingham – and back again – as a passenger. It’s always useful to sit in on others lessons to learn from their strengths/weaknesses and to also listen to the air traffic control. There is a lot more talk about in instrument flight and it’s taking some getting used to so I’ll take all the radio chatter I can get. Another advantage of being a passenger on a training flight is that you can see! England looks magnificent from the air, something that you miss when you’re the pilot because you’re behind the screens.