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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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Flight Test: Yak-50

Friday, January 13, 2017

Taming and displaying the Russian bear has been a challenge and a dream come true (but don’t tell my little Pitts!)

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Like it or not 2017 is going to be the year of making the transition to 8.33kHz radios. Pilot editor Philip Whiteman asks avionics specialists and manufacturers what this means for you

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Cirrus launches the new G6 model

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cirrus Aircraft welcomed the New Year by introducing the G6, ‘the smartest, safest and most advanced model ever’ of its SR20/22 series

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Flight Test: Bell 407GXP

Thursday, January 5, 2017

This refined seven-seater has the load-carrying capacity, speed and comfort to shake up the helicopter market

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How joining a professional ferry pilot for the trip of a lifetime became an ‘I Learned About Flying From That’ experience, complete with Tinkerbell, snowmobiles and Mounties

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Intermediate aerobatic trainer with classic lines

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Boom unveils XB-1 supersonic demonstrator

Thursday, December 15, 2016

There’s a ‘Baby Boom’ on the way, but it’s nothing to do with a rising birth rate

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Flight Test: World War I Bristol F2b Fighter

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

At the controls of the type that in WWI rewrote the rules — the original multi-role combat aircraft

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Flight Test: RANS S-20 Raven

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Whether as a taildragger or ‘nosewheeler’, the Raven would be one to look out for if it were accepted by EASA

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Flight Test: Autogyro Cavalon

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

If you fancy the look and feel of a Robinson R22 but at a fraction of the price — and running costs — try the Cavalon

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Tecnam reveals upgraded P2002 Sierra

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The MkII, with an improved cabin and state-of-the-art avionics, will be displayed in Florida in January 2017

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The agreement between the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Light Aircraft Association (LAA) has been described as ‘good for pilots and good for GA’

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