BLOGS

Our bloggers come from all over aviation. Some are regular contributors and editors here at Get Into Flying, others range from young professional aviators to experienced members of the aerospace industry and further afield. All have interesting and valuable stories to tell, some of which you can find here. Enjoy!

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...

Pie in the sky

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

Family and friends

Flying passengers is a responsibility that most private pilots are going to want to take on at some point, and it should be fun for all involved. But doing it safely involves a lot more thinking than you might imagine, particularly after a long break.

Catching the bug

What does the ongoing Novel Coronavirus pandemic mean for those considering a career in aviation? The answer might not be as intuitive as you think.

If at first you don’t succeed…

For years and years I have been trying to prove my worth in hang gliding. Entering competitions in the beginners class...

Flying the Flag

Military flying careers are among the most challenging going. A while back I wrote about some things you can do to prepare if it's a career choice that appeals to you.

Looking back in angst, how far has GA come since 2014?

In 2014 the UK government announced a new approach to GA and we had high hopes, but how well do they match today's reality?

Flying in Monte Cucco, Italy

This year (June 2017), the British hang gliding national competition was held in Monte Cucco, Italy. This competition saw 40 pilots come together from...

Junior Gliding – The most fun you can have in the sky!

The lack of an engine isn't stopping the UK's Junior Gliding movement from driving the country's aviation industry forward.

General Aviation – A network of support

With so many organisations offering support to the GA community, we have provided an introduction to the support available. Further research within these main organisations is further recommended!