Features

Covid-19 has hit the commercial aviation business exceptionally hard - 9 professional pilots tell their stories...

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Our serial Fournier rebuilder and enthusiast finds his perfect aerobatic two-seater - or so it seems...

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If it had claws, you could land it on a fence post! Originally designed with safety as the primary goal, the Helio H-295 Super Courier offers fabled STOL performance

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A round-up of five fabulous insurance & finance companies specialising in general aviation

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From pilot autobiographies, to historical tales of derring-do, to a delightfully silly cartoon book great for kids & adult aviation enthusiasts alike; check out these 5 flying books to beat your lockdown boredom!

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Global expat insurance giant, Regency for Expats, has developed a new private health cover specifically for pilots

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Editor Philip Whiteman offers a personal selection of classic books for the (still) isolated aviator to while away lockdown; pilots, we’ve got your back!

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Game playing at the CAA

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Three tales show a common feature in dealing with the CAA: you’re presumed to be a liar and cheat at every stage in the process

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Our assistant editor Eugenio Facci flies the world’s first certified electric aircraft - the Velis Electro, manufactured by Pipistrel

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With reduced noise, a low carbon footprint and electrical ‘fuel’ costing just £1/hour, the Velis Electro will usher in a new era of flight training

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Philip Whiteman bares his teeth during an encounter with an academic, following the issue by his university of what Pilot thought was an inflammatory press release

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The Velis Electro has an electrical “fuel” cost of £1 per hour; Pilot’s Assistant Editor Eugenio Facci flies the world’s first certified electric aircraft!

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Ad Feature 6 great groundschools in the UK

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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