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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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Thursday, August 27, 2020

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

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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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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
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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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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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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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
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, 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
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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Friday, July 5, 2019

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

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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
Thursday, March 21, 2019

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

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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
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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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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

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Flying
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
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
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
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
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

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ILAFFT
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

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ILAFFT
Thursday, May 24, 2018

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

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Feature
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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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ILAFFT
Monday, February 19, 2018

A cross-country qualifier almost finishes off one student pilot

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ILAFFT
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A young pilot training for the RAF found out just how valuable it was to follow rules and regulations and double-check everything

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ILAFFT
Thursday, August 20, 2015

A young airline training graduate sets out in for some carefree flying with the aim of building hours at the lowest possible cost...

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ILAFFT
Thursday, August 20, 2015

A lesson that was learned as a student pilot proves useful again, and again, and again...

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ILAFFT
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lost on only his third solo cross-country navigation exercise, a student is aided by another pilot flying alongside

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ILAFFT
Thursday, July 23, 2015

It’s always the last day of the holiday when the weather turns sour

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ILAFFT
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Going round from a baulked approach, a pilot suddenly finds that his recently rebuilt engine refuses to go above 1,500 revs...

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Monday, June 29, 2015

A nagging feeling turns out to be justified when an aircraft suffers a huge loss in power immediately after takeoff, as Bob Grimstead recalls…

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Friday, June 26, 2015

I Learned About Flying From That: a student and his instructor make a precautionary landing, discovering afterwards that it was just as well they acted as quickly as they did

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