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All-grass Lashenden has been in the same family for ninety years and now features everything from microlight training to parachute jumping to Spitfire rides

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Always idyllic, sometimes dangerous, quite different, and often fun, African island living was certainly never boring. This is the first part of a new series…

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Those magnificent men — and women — in their vintage flying machines tackle a 7,000 mile trip across Africa: what could possibly go wrong?

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Flying around the world solo in his tiny homebuilt KR2 aeroplane, skill — and luck — had got Colin to Alaska; now he had to tackle the long leg to Siberia

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Getting into Russia was one thing, getting out was quite another! Flying solo in an aeroplane he built himself, Colin Hales’s world tour continues

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In the heart of the east Devon countryside, Dunkeswell offers a warm welcome and plenty of aviation activity

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In the arena of formation aerobatic display flying, a new British team is wowing crowds around the world

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Former Sea Vixen instructor at RNAS Yeovilton, boat builder and Tiger Moth restorer Kevin Crumplin waved goodbye to his latest restoration at Henstridge, Somerset on 19 January

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This south coast airfield was founded by Edwardian pioneers flying Boxkites and Blériot monoplanes, and is still going strong

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A welcoming airfield run entirely by volunteers — including the flying instructors. Words & Photos Nick Bloom

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Travelling to this great annual fly-in event in style — and ending the vacation with a flying visit to NY. Words & Photos: Graham Robson

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The elegant Piper Comanche still impresses today, especially after a splendid refurbishment. Words by Dave Unwin. Photos Keith Wilson

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Long-serving Pilot Contributing Editor Bob is a retired BA captain who has written about a huge range of aircraft and now displays the Fournier RF4D

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Our US expat pilot thought Germany would be a homecoming for him but the bureaucracy and regulation proved to be all too much

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Flying this iconic aircraft is a challenge, in terms of preparation, operation and landing — but what a joy!

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How to stay safe when flying in winter

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Philip Whiteman on preserving the aircraft - and your own neck - during the winter months

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‘The HAA has an honourable history, but it has regrettably become seen as a somewhat moribund and less effective organisation than desired, lacking the widespread influence or recognition within the historic aircraft community’

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Airfield Profile: Thruxton

Monday, January 30, 2017

Reasonable prices, a good restaurant and choice of runways, but do call Boscombe Down and remember the airfield’s closed on race days. Nick Bloom visits Thruxton

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The Global Aviation show will be held from 5-8 April at Friedrichshafen, Germany

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Veteran Lancaster pilot Rusty Waughman acts as navigator in the competition Pooley’s Dawn to Dusk, taking in the RAF bases from which he flew during World War II. Pat Malone tells Rusty’s adventure along with David Monks

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Flight Test: G5 Cirrus SR22T

Monday, January 23, 2017

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)

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Sir David Attenborough has expressed hopes that the achievement by the On Wings of Waste campaign will ‘bring the attention of the world to this great solution’

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Airfield profile: Pent Farm

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Tiger Club’s new airfield – also home to Vintage Aero – offers London pilots hire of a Tiger Moth, CAP 10 or Turbulent. Nick Bloom flies down for a visit

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The first mission to the edge of space is scheduled for 2018

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‘These enhancements will not only improve pilot workload, they will enhance the overall flight experience’

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