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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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Tech log: Electronic conspicuity - Part 3

Thursday, November 29, 2018

In the third and final part of this series we look at where the technology goes from here | Words: Philip Whiteman

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Wandering ‘off piste’ leaves one pilot rather ‘piste-off’! Words by: James Taylor

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Beyond the PPL: Night Rating

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Extend your hours of operation with a journey into night − the rating can be gained in as little as five hours and, if you’re lucky with the weather, three evenings of dual and solo flying | Words: Tony Cutty

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The saying goes: ‘if there’s any doubt, there’s no doubt’. But sometimes we learn this the hard way | Words: James Anderson

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We’d entered cloud inadvertently and were climbing to avoid high ground, so why did the aircraft suddenly sound and feel so very strange? | By Alistair Macpherson

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Air-brained quiz VIII

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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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I see you… But do you see me? Part two of our series on electronic conspicuity focuses on the capabilities – and compatibility – of the existing technology

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Tech log: Electronic conspicuity - Part one

Thursday, September 13, 2018

What is electronic conspicuity, how does it work and what aircraft equipment is available? – Part one in a new series | By Philip Whiteman

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Only my second visit, a frisky Learjet, and snow ‘patches’ on the runway – what fun we could have! | By Linton Chilcott

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Air-brained quiz VII

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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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Useless things in an emergency: airspace above, fuel in the bowser, runway behind… and handheld still on the bar | By Roger Haverson

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Air-brained quiz VI

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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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The only way to help a badly injured fellow human being was by breaking the law and taking some (uncalculated) risks… By Chris Sharp

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Showing off to his mates while not paying enough attention to the aeroplane was almost the last thing this pilot ever did | By Charlie Huke

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Covering all the points when briefing non-flying onlookers is essential; how they receive that information is variable... By Tony Dring

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Air-brained quiz V

Friday, June 15, 2018

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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A pilot with limited Tiger Moth experience gets a rude awakening when he ignores that little creeping doubt at the back of his mind | Words: Peter Binks

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Air-brained quiz IV

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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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Winter weather and deadline pressures conspire to turn an interesting ferry trip into a potentially unhealthy outcome. By Anon

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The online user portal launched in January by NATS promises to make it easier to cross controlled airspace. We put it to the test. Words by Colin Goodwin, photos by Philip Whiteman

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An ATC cadet’s sedate Chipmunk air experience flight unexpectedly turns into something entirely more lively

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Air-brained quiz III

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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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An enjoyable day out helping a friend turned into a dash for home before full dark, with avoidable consequences. By James Allan

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Signing up to learn all the get-out-of-trouble tricks they don’t teach in flying school. Words Kat Thurston Tiefenthal

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