FLYER February 2020


In the February 2020 issue of FLYER…

Bewitched by Bückers, Benoît Dierickx began with model biplanes, became multiple Belgian RC aerobatic champion – then took on a unique project to create the ultimate modern Jungmeister.

The 120kg single-seat DAR Solo 120 ultralight from Bulgaria delivers plenty of no-nonsense, open-cockpit flying pleasure – and in the UK can be flown as a single-seat deregulated type. Peter Wolter tries one for size.


Taking on aerobatics without the skills required can be disastrous. Of all the various ways we can get into trouble flying aircraft, the ones we knowingly bring on ourselves are the most indefensible. Joe Fournier takes a look in Accident Analysis.

From being fascinated with U-2 spy planes at age 9, just three days after her 16th birthday, Ellie Carter went solo… She tells her story in First Solo.

There’s no such thing as a ‘flying season’ in Paul Kiddell’s aviation world, and as he suggests in Flying Adventure, if you embrace the good weather amidst the wet stuff, adventure is never too far away…

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