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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!

IN THE NEWS

Battle of Britain Memorial flight select Trig avionics

The Royal Air Force historic aircraft being equipped with 8.33MHz VHF radios include the iconic Spitfire.

L3Harris demands more money from cadets to continue training

The company has written to several cadets to explain that they must pay over £60k if they wish to transfer to an ATPL course.

Diamond Aircraft DA50 RG receives European certification

Diamond Aircraft take a step closer to European deliveries with their new single engine flagship.

Skyborne orders electric training aircraft from Bye Aerospace

Skyborne Airline Academy has completed purchase deposits for six Bye Aerospace eFlyer 2 and four eFlyer 4 all-electric airplanes, which will be...

Airbus Helicopters H160 certified by European regulator

Airbus Helicopters’ multi-role twin engine H160 has been granted its type certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), marking a...