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Friday, November 27, 2020

These 6 great groundschools cover the important certifications you need to become a qualified pilot in the UK, including the PPL, ATPL & FRTOL

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Representatives from a selection of Approved Training Organisations look forward to the future of Commercial Air Travel and prospects for professional pilots after the Covid 19 pandemic

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Thanks to brilliant technical innovation, a newly-established French company is poised to make the small aircraft turboprop a reality. Mario Boric reports...

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As complaints mount from pilots who feel they have unjustly been accused of infringing controlled airspace, we ask if the CAA is acting fairly & lawfully

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At 9 years old, Ellie Carter was a U2 and stratosphere expert; at 16, she went solo and at 17 she got her PPL. Read this incredible young woman’s full story here!

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Winterising your aircraft is vital at this time of year as temperatures drop and the elements become more unpredictable. There are plenty of ways to protect your plane and these businesses are experts in helping you do just that

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Pilot has gone back through the archives to collate to create this stunning commemorative online issue on the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain... read the full issue for free here

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Under the FAA BFR scheme, US pilots must pass a test every other year. Over here, you can stay current simply by flying the minumum number of hours, one with an instructor. As the CAA prepares to leave EASA, can it learn something from the FAA?

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Pilot magazine editor, Philip Whiteman, provides a quick and easy guide on how to avoid an airspace infringement!

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With Christmas on the way you might be starting to wonder what you can get the pilot or aviation enthusiast in your life. Here are 10 flying experience providers and aviation gifts that may make your decision a little easier

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A flight in the UK’s most successful jetliner as it nears the end of its passenger carrying service (but lives on as a firefighting airtanker) | Words: Bob Davy Photos: via/by Keith Wilson

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Flight test: Globe Super Swift

Friday, October 2, 2020

It has an unfortunate reputation but it’s fast, aerobatic and looks like a fighter. It’s time to reconsider the Globe Swift | Words & photos: Keith Wilson

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Whether it’s Superman, Bond or Mission: Impossible, Marc Wolff is the unseen hero flying and filming those unforgettable action sequences

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Meeting famous pilots and their warbirds in Sweden, and being treated to a ride home to England in a Mustang | Words & photos: Graham Robson

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Managing failures without a pilot, UAV corridors, and heavy lift drones. A Covid ‘check flight’ opens the door onto a whole new world | Words & photos: Tim Cooper

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If it was working before… An unexpected loss of power challenges a Search and Rescue pilot during a test flight − and offers a broader lesson on coping with emergencies | Words: Al Potter

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The Yale was originally meant to train scores of French pilots - but ended up in German hands. Flying the only airworthy example in Europe | Words: Dave Unwin - Photos: Keith Wilson

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Trained, current and well equipped - but maybe not so well prepared… By Richard Vowles

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Cockpit report: ARCo Lysander

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Making the first flights in an immaculately restored historic aircraft, notorious for its handling peculiarities | Words: Elliot Marsh - Photos: George Romain

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The oldest active pilot? Instrumental in the growth of general aviation in Spain, Laureano Ruiz Liaño is a living piece of European aviation heritage | Words & photos: Biel Gomila

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Wot holes? One attempt to force the little homebuilt biplane into a proper stall turn results in grave embarrassment | Words: Bob Grimstead

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Flight test: Sukhoi Su-29

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Coming from a line of aerobatic aircraft designed to challenge the West, this aggressive looking Russian is more ballet dancer than bear | Words: Bob Davy - Photos: Keith Wilson

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A memorable experience of flying a highly original Grumman Goose − tricky to taxi and somewhat laborious on the water but a benign and fun-to-fly machine in the air | Words & Photos: Nick Lee

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Environmental activists are seeking to shame air travellers and attacking business aviation. GA may soon be in their sights | Words: Tim Cooper

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Adapted as an agplane, now enjoying a second life as a glider tug, the only airworthy Mk 23 is a fine flying machine | Words: Dave Unwin - Photos: Keith Wilson

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