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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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We are not making it up says one pilot, after two drone encounters led him to investigate further | By: Robin Evans

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A flying adventure to the Dead Sea

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The magic of history, an altimeter reading below zero and Air Force comrades reunited - all in one stunning flight over Israel, the West Bank and Dead Sea | Words & photos: Graham Robson

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All that we see or seem/Is but a dream within a dream/I stand amid the roar/Of a surf-tormented shore. The words of Edgar Allan Poe resonate in my mind to this day | Words by Dan Vandenberg

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This EASA-approved Slovenian Light Sport Aircraft comes well equipped, handles nicely, is speedy and will carry a decent load over a long distance with great efficiency | Words Dave Unwin - Photos Keith Wilson

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There’s light at the end of the tunnel, at least as far as owner-pilots are concerned – however, it’ll be a while yet before we will see normal club hire and training resume. Meanwhile, even those who have managed to get back in the air might still want to track down one of the handful of movies that truly capture the thrill and romance of flying. Pilot Editor Philip Whiteman makes his selection of the top ten flying films

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Struggling to work out what to get your dad this Father’s Day? Here are 5 great places providing experiences and gifts perfect for any pilot or aviation enthusiast

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Having a Walter Minor engine overhauled in its country of birth encourages a visit – and initiates a voyage of engineering discovery | Words & Photos Tim Cooper

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A tour through the Musée de l’Air et de l’Aerospace’s newly refurbished exhibition halls, based in Paris-Le Bourget’s historic airport terminal building | Words & photos: Philip Whiteman

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This week Pilot magazine Editor Philip Whiteman offers a personal selection of classic books for the (still) isolated aviator – the stuff that will have you twitching to dance the skies again!

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A big ol’ beast with a bit of a reputation, does the Harvard still make sense as a trainer for would-be warbird pilots in 2020? Words: Bob Davey - Photos: Keith Wilson

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Pushing on into challenging conditions is rarely the sensible option | Words: Sam Capie

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For all those frustrated pilots in coronavirus captivity, in a new mini-series Pilot magazine’s Editor presents his pick of the movies and books to while away the hours – and keep the aviation flame burning. This time he has been watching Netflix documentary A Year in Space

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