In a sleek, economical microlight that performs more like a thoroughbred certified aeroplane
The elegant Piper Comanche still impresses today, especially after a splendid refurbishment. Words by Dave Unwin. Photos Keith Wilson
Flying this iconic aircraft is a challenge, in terms of preparation, operation and landing — but what a joy!
Increased load capacity, enhanced performance, fantastic handling and advanced navigation aids make the ‘fifth-generation’ SR22 the best SEP tourer we’ve seen — full stop. Dave Unwin explains why (Photos by Keith Wilson)
Taming and displaying the Russian bear has been a challenge and a dream come true (but don’t tell my little Pitts!)
This refined seven-seater has the load-carrying capacity, speed and comfort to shake up the helicopter market
Intermediate aerobatic trainer with classic lines
At the controls of the type that in WWI rewrote the rules — the original multi-role combat aircraft
Whether as a taildragger or ‘nosewheeler’, the Raven would be one to look out for if it were accepted by EASA
If you fancy the look and feel of a Robinson R22 but at a fraction of the price — and running costs — try the Cavalon
Flying or fishing, operating from land or water, an amphibian conversion makes the C172 into a flexible, fun machine
A British classic full of character and a pleasure to fly
Zenith transforms its angular and chunky STOL bruiser into a ‘cruzer’ that retains much of the short-field capability of the original
The New Generation model builds on the PC-12’s established reputation as the bizjet rival that takes unprepared strips in its stride
A visit to Belgium to see Robin Olds’ historic machine and meet the famous fighter pilot’s daughter, before returning by air to fly the aircraft – an experience you too can enjoy!
Can a thirty-year-old airframe refurbished by Cavendish Aviation compete with today’s four-seat tourers?
The factory-built version of the Yakovlev-designed ultralight, available in improved form in the UK as a microlight- or ‘Group A’ kitplane, really is the Fantastic Mr Foxbat
The supremely capable fifth-generation jet fighter that outdoes everything that went before - and is the easiest yet to fly
A pre-production prototype, the world’s oldest airworthy Chipmunk still keeps turning heads
No more eye catching machine ever danced the skies than the lithe and shapely ST-A.