A Woman’s Place

Why is recruiting more female pilots seemingly beyond the wit of man?

Failure IS an option

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

Reaching New Heights In 2021 (Part 2)

Charlie continues to prove why hang-gliding is such an accessible, and addictive, sport

Electric Flight: Stress Testing the Future with NEBO Air

‘Boldly going where nobody has gone before, NEBO Air are stress-testing commercial electric-powered flight in the UK. In the process, they might just be laying the foundations for the entire future of British General Aviation.’

Reaching new heights in 2021!

Follow Charlie through her hang gliding life as she challenges the norm and proves both the physical and mental benefits of this fantastic sport. A perfect way to beat the 2020 blues!

Life as a pro gliding instructor

Jordan Bridge is one of the few full-time gliding instructors in the UK, also spending much of the winter taking advantage of better weather in Australia. He discusses the unique challenges of this unusual career.

Flying training: Is the reward worth the risk?

In the current economic and healthcare crisis, Jack recalls his own difficult path to the cockpit, and considers whether the rewards of a career in aviation are worth the risk.

Game Season

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

Flying South for the Winter

Like many birds, last year I found myself fighting a magnetic pull to travel south for the winter. As winter drew closer I was...

Soft skills are hard

The pilot shortage is a crisis of quality not quantity, and the resolution won’t be found in the flying schools.


World’s first Virtual Reality Flight Training Device qualified for training

The new Flight Training Device for HeliTrans Norway is qualified at the highest level possible under EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) regulations.

British Women Pilots’ Association announce 2022 flying scholarships

The BWPA has announced 23 scholarships worth £45,000

Vertical Aerospace certification progress

Concurrent EASA and CAA certification agreed for the VX4 eVTOL aircraft

Mountainflyers achieves 2000 hours on the Bell 505

Mountainflyers have already accumulated 2,000 flight hours on their three Bell 505 Jetranger X helicopters after their first was delivered in 2020.

Nature-inspired wing demonstrator completes wind-tunnel test

Airbus has completed wind-tunnel testing of its eXtra Performance Wing demonstrator in its quest to quickly test and accelerate new technologies that will decarbonise the aviation industry.