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Air-brained quiz I

Friday, January 12, 2018

How air-brained are you? Test your general aviation knowledge on matters including safety, history, training or anything related to flying!

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Keep your diary clear, these aviation events will have your January sorted.

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Having mastered the Mk VIII Spitfire, Maxi has a date with Flying Legends at IWM Duxford, and meets original ATA ferry pilot, Mary Ellis. Words Maxi Gainza, Photos John Dibbs

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ILAFFT: Bermuda ghost ship

Thursday, December 21, 2017

What you see is not always what you get - especially when you’re flying straight through the notorious Bermuda Triangle. By Colin Arkle

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The infinitely versatile ‘flying Land Rover’ handles more like a light single than a feeder-liner and freight-hauler. Words by Dave Unwin and photos from Jamie Hunter via Britten-Norman

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Part one: reflecting on the first flight in an almost completely original Mk VIII. Words by Maxi Gainza and photos by John Dibbs

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Fifty years of the Taylor Titch

Thursday, November 16, 2017

In the year that Pilot magazine appeared John Taylor made the first flight of his new design, the Titch. His son, Terry tells the story of the aircraft

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David Hastings MBE has fond recollections of club pilots flying Ken Wallis’s early autogyros in the 1960s

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Celebrating 50 years of Pilot

Thursday, November 2, 2017

For half a century Pilot has been Britain’s best-selling GA magazine - to honour this incredible achievement we look back at what has adorned the cover over the past 50 years

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Flight test: Cessna TTx

Friday, October 20, 2017

Descended from Lancair’s Columbia, and previously known as the Cessna 400, there’s no confusion about the handling and range capabilities of this speedy machine. Words Dave Unwin, Photos Cessna

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There are a few sights more unsettling than that of an abandoned airfield or a hangar after dark, places that were often subject to events of considerable historic trauma or sadness. Here are 5 of the UK’s most supernaturally active airfields.

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Motoring journalist, RV builder and pilot Colin Goodwin relishes the chance to fly the Folland Gnat, former RAF trainer and first Red Arrows’ mount.

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Old Timers: Memorable Legends at Duxford

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Annual Flying Legends Air Display at Duxford provides outstanding flying nostalgia and two remarkable incidents to P-51 Mustangs. Words and photos by Peter R March

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Flight test: Slingsby T61 Venture T2

Friday, September 8, 2017

Familiar to ATC members, the Venture certainly teaches basic training and airmanship skills but is stuck somewhere between glider and aeroplane. Words Dave Unwin Photos Keith Wilson

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The story of Ron Flockhart’s last race

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

One of the first racing drivers to fly himself to meetings in his own aircraft, Ron Flockhart raced at the top level in sports cars and Formula One before a growing interest in long distance record flights led to high adventure and stark tragedy. By Neil Follett & Nick Stroud

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This family-owned licensed airfield has a strong Rolls-Royce connection – and it shows

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If you like to get away from it all and enjoy stunning scenery, this is about as far as you can get from anywhere

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Near Leighton Buzzard there’s an airfield that deserves to be more widely known

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Pilot Profile: Bryn Fussell

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The juvenile bad boy from Wales who became an upright citizen, teaching himself to fly along the way…

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Continuing our series on flying from an island base in Africa. Part Two: Setting up a business flying venture — without an aeroplane!

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Like the great Japanese manufacturer’s NSX hybrid supercar, Honda’s jet has been long in gestation and is short in supply. Our flying motoring journalist is the first to experience it

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Yak-lookalike it may be, but the Nanchang is a home-grown communist Chinese original with fine handling and excellent aerobatic capabilities

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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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