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FLYER July 2018


If you’re in the market for six seats, a fast cruise and pressurised comfort, the Piper M-Class range offers three options, from the 350hp, piston-powered M350 to the 600shp, turbine M600. This issue’s Flight Test sees Ian Seager heading to Vero Beach to fly them, and talking to an M600 owner to find out more.

Missed out on attending AERO Friedrichshafen? Fear not, we were there and have got a packed, six-page Show Report of the most exciting new developments!

In First Solo, we meet Steven Robinson, who despite losing an arm in a motocross accident aged eighteen, and being absolutely terrified of flying, faced his fears and now holds a PPL.

Accident Analysis sees Joe Fournier considering the capabilities of modern autopilots and suggesting that it’s important to understand how these highly capable systems place greater demands on the pilot, particularly as they increase the potential for negative human-machine interaction.

In Flying Adventure we rejoin Peter Gorman and Swiss-based Brit Ben Hines in Chiang Mai, Thailand, at a crucial point of the duo’s journey to the Zhengzhou Airshow, China, in the latter’s Mooney M20M. Will they make it to China, and beyond?

Top Gear takes a look at the Yaesu FTA-250L, which is probably the smallest 8.33kHz-compliant handheld radio on the market. Priced around £200, it’s also great value, but as Paul Kiddell wanted to find out, is it actually any good?


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