Jon

Jon first flew in a glider aged seven, and after that he never wanted to do anything else. He has flown both helicopters and aeroplanes professionally, and in his spare time is a contributor to various aviation publications. He started Get Into Flying as a way to tell people what he's been saying for years. "If I can do it, you can too."

RECENT POSTS

Failure IS an option

Pilot training will prepare you well for technical failures; but what do you do when the failure is personal?

Bell Helicopter announces first European Bell 505 NXi delivery.

Since its certification in 2017, Bell's entry-level single-engine turbine helicopter has proven itself worthy of the 'Jetranger' moniker it inherited from its ubiquitous forbears. More...

Hill Helicopters HX-50 is aimed squarely at private pilots

Hill Helicopters announced their clean sheet design earlier this year and now say that the new aircraft will fly in 2022 with their own turbine engine.

Game Season

Flight simulation isn't just for the professionals, but Jon argues that home flight sims have more benefits than you might think

2020 Boeing pilot outlook predicts fewer pilots required, but not by much.

The 2020 outlook published by Boeing highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but predicts only a 5% drop in new pilots required over the next 20 years.