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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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Feature
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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Feature
Thursday, August 27, 2020

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

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Feature
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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Safety
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Terry Froggatt shares some anecdotes about ‘hangar therapy’ and how aviation is great for your health

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Safety
Monday, July 20, 2020

The Star letter in our August issue was awarded to Robert Jago for an interesting discussion of stalls, airspeed indicators and angle of attack (AOA) indicators. Here is a selection of videos that examine this vital topic

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Safety
Monday, July 20, 2020

In this ‘behind the scenes’ video, Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise shows that he really is a Top Gun pilot

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Safety
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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Feature
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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Feature
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Minor distraction with some oil loss and a misbehaving autopilot becomes crisis when a warning light comes on

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Safety
Thursday, April 16, 2020

Pushing on into challenging conditions is rarely the sensible option | Words: Sam Capie

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Feature
Thursday, April 2, 2020

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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Safety
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Touch to navigate... see ADS-B traffic, monitor CHTs for optimal mixture leaning, set the autopilot or call up many other features. Putting Garmin’s retrofit-friendly G3X Touch and associated avionics through their paces elicits a severe case of ‘panel envy’ | Words: Colin Goodwin - Photos: Philip Whiteman

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Gear
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Only the pilot in command makes the decisions, no-one else | By Shaun Richards

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Safety
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

When the alternator light comes on during the power check, it poses one question − when it comes on again over the sea, several others… By Anon

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ILAFFT
Thursday, January 2, 2020

Is the undercarriage really down? Or… get a proper diagnosis before you depart! Words by Richard Pratt

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ILAFFT
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Pilot’s Assistant Editor gets ‘upset’ in one of Ultimate High’s Firefly trainers and learns how to recover the situation | Words: Judith Austin

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Feature
Monday, December 2, 2019

Operating alone means it’s all down to you, whatever is thrown at you | Words by Douglas Baillie

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Safety
Tuesday, November 26, 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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Feature
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The great drone myth. Are all the claimed airproxes fact or figments of imagination? | Words Mark Dale

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Feature
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Is that the coast ahead or cloud? Plan B trumps get-home-itis but only if you made one earlier… | Words by: Martin Parry

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Safety
Tuesday, October 8, 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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Feature
Monday, September 16, 2019

Always expect the unexpected… | Words by Keith Wingate

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Safety
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

When the proverbial... hits the fan, keeping calm and adhering to training can make all the difference | Words by: Mel Loades

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Safety
Friday, August 2, 2019

Pushing on regardless is not the best way to make decisions | By: James Pearce

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Feature
Friday, July 5, 2019

The cockpit noise threatened to overwhelm us – what could be causing it? Words by: Len Gruber

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Feature
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A retired BA Boeing 747 captain and experienced B737 pilot analyses the probable cause of the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines accidents, and the implications for aircraft certification | Words: Bob Grimstead

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Feature
Friday, June 21, 2019

Learning aerobatics adds a layer of competence and precision | By: Jim Bulman

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ILAFFT
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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

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Training
Wednesday, May 1, 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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Feature
Thursday, March 21, 2019

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

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Feature
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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Feature
Thursday, February 21, 2019

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

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ILAFFT
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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Feature
Thursday, December 20, 2018

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

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Training
Thursday, December 13, 2018

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

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Feature
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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Gear
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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

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Flying
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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Training
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

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ILAFFT
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

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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

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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

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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

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Safety
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

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ILAFFT
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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Feature
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

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Aircraft
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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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

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Safety
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

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Safety