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To Go – Or Not To Go? Part 2 of 2

To Go – Or Not To Go? Part 2 of 2

We're back again with the second part of our epic voyage into the exciting world of pre-flight prep! If you're not up-to-date, click here for part 1 before reading on. ...

To Go – Or Not To Go? Part 1 of 2

To Go – Or Not To Go? Part 1 of 2

When preparing to go flying, every pilot, from the captain of a Boeing 747, to the pilot of a microlight, must consider a number of factors in order to determine that they can ...

Setting Up Your Own Airstrip

Setting Up Your Own Airstrip

In addition to the UK’s civil and military aerodromes, there are hundreds of smaller, grass airfields set up by private individuals (termed 'farm strips'). If you own suitable ...

Airfields Under Threat

Airfields Under Threat

Unhappily, a number of UK airfields remain under threat of closure, with plans to turn them into housing estates frequently arising. However, it’s not all doom and gloom; some ...

Radio: Talking The Talk

Radio: Talking The Talk

Part of gaining your Private Pilot’s License is learning how to communicate using the aircraft’s radio. A number of students fear talking over the airwaves; some of mine have ...

Night Flying : Ask a Pilot

Night Flying : Ask a Pilot

As well as allowing a pilot to experience magnificent nocturnal views, being qualified to fly at night provides greater capabilities (and safety margins) than a day-only ...

Going Twin: Multi-Engine Training

Going Twin: Multi-Engine Training

In the not too distant past, a multi-engine piston (MEP) rating was a logical step after completing a Private Pilot’s License (PPL) – but as aircraft aged without replacement ...

Managing Engine Failures

Managing Engine Failures

The odds of an engine failure in a light aircraft are pretty low - in fact, statistics show your car journey to the airfield carries a higher risk! Even so, after thorough ...

How To Solo A Spitfire

How To Solo A Spitfire

The dream of flying in a Spitfire is shared by many pilots and aviation enthusiasts. To many, the Spitfire needs no introduction; the single-seat WW2 fighter is often synonymous ...

Build and Fly Your Own DIY Aircraft…

Build and Fly Your Own DIY Aircraft…

Many student pilots plan to own an aircraft after gaining their license, and have spent some time considering the various types on offer. However, it may not be obvious that ...

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