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FLYER February 2018


Mark Hales has spent a decade flying one of the few remaining airworthy examples of the Miles Gemini. Take to the sky with him and learn about how, while it’s a true delight to fly, it can often be a test of patience to operate thanks to some quirks

In creating the new Super Duty, Zenith Aircraft has taken the STOL CH 750 up a notch, with more power, a higher gross weight, and no instrument panel –really!

In First Solo, the Vintage Aircraft Club‘s recently appointed lady chairman, Anne Hughes, talks about how, after chickening out the day before, she wasVintage Aircraft Club into doing it: “My instructor refused to give me more lessons until I’d soloed”!

The line between a flight where you’re fully in command and an overloaded one can be indistinct. But as Joe Fournier highlights in Accident Analysis, it’s up to a pilot to set the pace, ignoring any pressure to move faster than they can think

It wasn’t enough for Alberto Porto to design and build his own aircraft, then start a company to produce and sell it. No, the CEO and chief designer of Swiss Excellence Airplanes (SEA) wanted to fly his own Risen light aircraft from Italy to Uruguay, South America, then on to his homeland of Argentina.

In Top Gear, we check out a way to immortalise your aircraft in desktop form, by having a stunning custom scale model made of it.


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