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A bargain-basement eleven-seat piston twin with great load capacity and reasonable running costs | Words Bob Davy - Photos Keith Wilson

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Flight test: Schleicher AS-K14

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A good motor glider offers the best of both worlds, and the AS-K14 is not just a good ’un but arguably one of the finest ever made | Words Dave Unwin Photos Keith Wilson

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Chinese city Zhengzhou hosts the world’s largest gathering of pyrotechnic formation display teams | Words and photos: Keith Wilson

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Part one of an enforced DIY rebuild project that eventually brought satisfaction and pride | Words and photos: Bob Grimstead

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A pilot more used to traversing oceans in commercial jets sets out to cross the Atlantic in his first flight in command of a single-engine turboprop | Words & photos Sean Brown

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Some lessons are new − others should be remembered and heeded | Words by: Anon

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Pilot profile: George Walker

Friday, March 15, 2019

Serious illness derails a young pilot’s career − but, with passion for flying undimned, he is determined to get his licence back | Words & photos: George Walker

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Flying has changed enormously over the last century with many of aviation’s innovations - both successful and disastrous - being caught on camera. Here are 18 black and white videos that captured flying history

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Air Cadets used to reach for the sky in the T31/TX Mk.3 - and thousands went on to flying careers | Words Dave Unwin - Photos Keith Wilson

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Air-brained quiz X

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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

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Sometimes the seemingly impossible happens in aviation... and you just have to deal with it | By Anon

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The trip of a lifetime – Royal Aero Club Chairman David Monks flies a sixty-year-old Bristol Sycamore through London | Words: David Monks - Aerial Photos: Red Bull

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A trip to Gstaad and an overnight stay in a luxury hotel showcase the pleasures of owning and operating a private turboprop | Words & photos: Philip Whiteman

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Ad Feature 6 great groundschools in the UK

Friday, February 1, 2019

Covering a variety of important qualifications and certifications including the PPL, ATPL and FRTOL, you should consider these 6 groundschools when looking to get qualified in the UK

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Air-brained quiz IX

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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

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Using some real − and very realistic − hardware, virtual flyers are sharing the challenges and pleasures of the piloting airliners across the globe | Words: Bob Grimstead

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Flight test: Airplane Factory Sling 4

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A nicely-designed new four-seat kitplane with good handling and an excellent cockpit view | Words: Dave Unwin – Photos: Keith Wilson

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Flight test: Avro Anson/19

Friday, January 11, 2019

One of the few remaining airworthy Ansons/Type XIXs of 11,000 built, this solid, single-pilot aircraft benefits from two crew operation and a gentle touch | Words: Dave Unwin Photos: Darren Harbar

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Advice for inhibiting and storing an aircraft that remains inactive during the winter months. Words Bob Grimstead

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An excellent February day and such a simple flight. What could possibly go wrong? Words: David Brown

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Flight test: Alpi Pioneer 300

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Handsome, well-designed, crisp in its handling and speedy, the Pioneer kitplane returns to the UK market with a new agent and the prospect of being available in ready-to-fly form | Words: Dave Unwin - Photos: Keith Wilson

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How, in the days when international airports were open to GA, what started as an off-the-wall thought turned into the trip of a lifetime | Words: Simon Turner

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Flight test: Staaken Z-21A Flitzer

Friday, November 23, 2018

Twins but not identical: Bob Grimstead samples two aerobatic Flitzer homebuilts constructed in different hemispheres | Words: Bob Grimstead - Photos: Karen Grimstead

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The world of aviation has long been known as a male dominated occupation and hobby. Thankfully it is becoming an increasingly popular vocation for women to discover and enjoy. We have decided to reflect and celebrate the women who made some of the most groundbreaking achievements with regards to aviation history.

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Proving very popular on the Continent, the ultralight Belgian-built SV4-RS imitates the original Stampe but is not (officially) aerobatic | Words Stefan Degraef - Photos Edwin Borremans

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