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FLYER January 2018


With a Rotax 912 and an airframe designed for quick assembly using pulled rivets, the Van’s Aircraft RV-12 was wildly different to anything the company had launched before. Ten years on, Ed Hicks find out more about the newest version, with a fuel-injected 912iS Sport and a variety of design tweaks in the cabin.

Confused about the world of traffic systems for GA? And is ADS-B coming to the UK? Dave Calderwood has been finding out more.

In First Solo, despite only learning to fly at the age of 39, Cornish native Corinne Dennis has gone on to rebuild a Pitts Special and become an Advanced Level aerobatic pilot.

Autumn and winter bring more opportunities to aviate after dark, and operating under VFR in an inky-black sky is undeniably exciting. However, as Joe Fournier suggests, as you rotate into the darkness there can be challenges ahead.

No ordinary club bimble for Kemble-based Freedom Aviation – the Arctic Circle and as close to Russia as possible were the objectives. Nigel Westlake reports on an epic, six-day, three-ship tour.

In Top Gear, we check out the VIRB 360, a new 360º action camera from Garmin that allows you to record the whole world around you as you fly.


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