Pilot Meta Data Enricher Queue

$body.value
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The autopilot is only as good as its programmer; you still have control | Words by: Peter Yarrow

Read Full Story »
Training
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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

Read Full Story »
Feature
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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

Read Full Story »
Flight test
Thursday, February 21, 2019

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

Read Full Story »
ILAFFT
Thursday, December 20, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
Training
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
Flying
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
Feature
Thursday, November 8, 2018

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.

Read Full Story »
Feature
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

Read Full Story »
Training
Friday, October 19, 2018

That’s the Provost, the fine-handling 1950s RAF trainer cleverly configured to lead into fast jets | Words: Peter Turner - Photos: Peter March

Read Full Story »
Flight test
Friday, October 12, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
ILAFFT
Friday, October 5, 2018

Sharing Goodwood (formerly RAF Westhampnett) with another aircraft famed for its elegant shape and sonorous engine note, Bob, Tim and Emma go out to play | Words Bob Grimstead and Tim Cooper – Photos: Tim Cooper

Read Full Story »
Flying
Thursday, September 27, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
ILAFFT
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

Read Full Story »
Safety
Monday, September 17, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
Feature
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

Read Full Story »
Safety
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Due to popular demand British Aerobatics is delighted to announce its second lottery draw to win a flight in a Spitfire

Read Full Story »
Competition
Friday, August 24, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
ILAFFT
Friday, August 17, 2018

A close encounter with an autogyro in the frozen Russian countryside rekindles a passion for all things aviation | Words & photos: Celeste Goschen

Read Full Story »
Feature
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

Read Full Story »
Feature
Friday, August 10, 2018

After the passing of fellow ATA Girl Mary Ellis in July 2018, many outlets reported that she was the last of the ‘Spitfire Women’. This is not the case and Howard Cook has recently had the chance to speak to Eleanor Wadsworth about her ATA days, aircraft handling and much more

Read Full Story »
News
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
Aircraft
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Operated from Old Warden, BAE Systems Heritage Flight’s B2 is the only remaining example of Blackburn’s unusual side-by-side trainer, the launch pad for many an RAF pilot’s flying career | Words: Dave Unwin – Photos: Darren Harbar

Read Full Story »
Flight test
Monday, August 6, 2018

Flying adventures have taken this renowned de Havilland Moth specialist and pilot across several continents in numerous aircraft, and made him many friends around the world | Words: Colin Goodwin Photos: Philip Whiteman

Read Full Story »
Pilots
Monday, July 30, 2018

We’re offering one lucky pilot the chance to win a Yaesu FTA-750 Spirit air band transceiver worth £380

Read Full Story »
Competition
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

Read Full Story »
Feature
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Nick Bloom gets his second homebuild Currie Super Wot project off to a slow start – just the way he likes it | Words and photos by Nick Bloom

Read Full Story »
Feature
Friday, July 13, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
Safety
Friday, July 13, 2018

To mark certification of the 915, BRP-Rotax invited Pilot to visit its production facility in Austria and fly a selection of aircraft powered by the new 141hp engine | Words Dave Unwin | Photos: Dave Unwin & BRP-Rotax

Read Full Story »
Feature
Friday, June 29, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
Safety
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Funk’s flying 550 - the little green speedster in the sky. By Bernard Chabbert

Read Full Story »
Aircraft
Monday, June 18, 2018

Living with the legendary 450hp radial-engined biplane cruiser, which delivers great performance but demands to be flown hands-on. Words: Paul McConnel | Photos Peter R March

Read Full Story »
Ownership
Friday, June 15, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
ILAFFT
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

Read Full Story »
Safety

Duxford-based Classic Wings has a new Harvard on its fleet – we sample the flying experience on offer to pilots and enthusiasts. Words Colin Goodwin | Photos Philip Whiteman

Read Full Story »
Feature
Monday, June 11, 2018

Ripping through an English autumn sky at 125 knots while burning just 22 litres of fuel per hour, or reefing around in a very tight turn the same question keeps bugging us – why aren’t there more of these in the UK? | Words: Dave Unwin | Photos: Keith Wilson

Read Full Story »
Flight test
Friday, June 8, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
ILAFFT
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Thanks to the ingenuity of designers and entrepreneurs, we now have the widest choice in light aircraft engines for years – and the options are growing. Part one of our survey covers engines up to around 150hp | By Philip Whiteman

Read Full Story »
Aircraft
Friday, June 1, 2018

American pilot and aerial photographer Garrett relocates his 1949 Piper PA-11 to Spain, where he finds new rules – but new freedom. Words & photos: Garrett Fisher

Read Full Story »
Flying
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

Read Full Story »
Feature
Thursday, May 24, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
Feature
Friday, May 18, 2018

In July 2017 Dave McCarthy completed a mammoth 500 km flight in the skies above Wales – that’s not even the furthest flight that these gliders can complete

Read Full Story »
News
Friday, May 11, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
Flying
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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

Read Full Story »
Feature
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

With a newly-won PPL in his pocket, Steven Lambert and friend Mark Delfosse set out on an ambitious circular European flying tour, visiting six countries in nine days. Words Steven Lambert, photos Steven Lambert & Mark Delfosse

Read Full Story »
Feature
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

Read Full Story »
Feature
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

As global markets grow, existing pilots near retirement age and training costs remain restrictive, the demand for highly-trained pilots is fast outstripping supply. Although the solution to the shortage isn’t obvious, our readers have had their say on this complex issue

Read Full Story »
Training
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Seeking to become a commercial pilot can be a calculated risk – especially if you take the modular route – so what are the current employment prospects like? We asked some of the leading professional flight training providers for their views and tips. Compiled by Judith Austin

Read Full Story »
Training
Monday, May 15, 2017

Those magnificent men — and women — in their vintage flying machines tackle a 7,000 mile trip across Africa: what could possibly go wrong?

Read Full Story »
Feature
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Getting into Russia was one thing, getting out was quite another! Flying solo in an aeroplane he built himself, Colin Hales’s world tour continues

Read Full Story »
Feature