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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Intrepid pilot, Perry Harris, takes his 1955 Jodel D112 to the EAS fly-in at Langenthal, Switzerland

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A thoroughly researched hardback book: Merlin – the power behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster by Graham Hoyland

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Despite our rich aviation history, only a handful of light aircraft are made in the UK; how can this be? Tim Cooper investigates

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

An extensively & beautifully illustrated book telling the story of the Mission Aviation Fellowship’s history & activities

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Bob Grimstead continues his recovery of the Fournier RF6B by reflecting on its chequered history and transporting it home...

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Dave Unwin: “I thought the Nynja a great little aircraft that offers outstanding value for money”

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Friday, March 19, 2021

The magic of winter flying - landing on mountain sides & frozen lakes, soaring over snow covered fields in your own winter wonderland

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Dave Unwin only managed a few minutes of his test flight in the Sea Fury, but it was long enough to confirm his love for this fighter

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Five essential pieces of GA technology and software, designed to make life easier and more efficient for pilots

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

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

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

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

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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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Thursday, February 4, 2021

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

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Friday, January 22, 2021

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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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

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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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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Friday, December 18, 2020

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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Friday, December 11, 2020

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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Thursday, December 3, 2020

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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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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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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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Friday, November 13, 2020

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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Friday, November 6, 2020

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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Friday, October 30, 2020

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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Thursday, October 29, 2020

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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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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

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Monday, October 12, 2020

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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Thursday, October 8, 2020

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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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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Thursday, September 24, 2020

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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Friday, September 18, 2020

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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Thursday, September 10, 2020

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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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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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Friday, September 4, 2020

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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Thursday, August 27, 2020

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

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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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Thursday, August 13, 2020

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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Thursday, August 6, 2020

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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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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Thursday, July 16, 2020

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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Friday, July 10, 2020

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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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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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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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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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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Friday, May 29, 2020

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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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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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