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Bob Hoover’s Mustang added to the Flying Bulls fleet

Hoover flew the aircraft to open the world-famous air races at Reno. Now it will be displayed and operated by Red Bull at their Salzburg base.

Leonardo welcomes AW09 to the stable

Previously the SH09, Leonardo have rebranded the aircraft following their purchase of Kopter last year

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....

Diamond release DA50 RG flight demonstration

Denied the possibility of accommodating visiting aviators at their factory, Diamond Aircraft marketing division has created a flight demo of their new DA50 RG.

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.

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.

CAA offers £250 rebate for conspicuity devices

Each pilot buying a new electronic conspicuity device will be eligible for up to £250 back, which could be a significant saving for aircraft ownership groups.

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.

FROM THE BLOGS

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.