FLYER November 2017 cover

FLYER November 2017


We flight-test Condor Aviation’s Aeronca Chief, the first project to be registered under the CAA’s E-Conditions initiative, which matches a vintage airframe with a modern version of the traditional radial engine.

In this issue’s gripping Flying Adventure, Travels With a Twister, Andy McKee flies to Oshkosh and back, via Iceland, Greenland and Canada.

I Get Paid for This… sees British oil spill response pilot Arnie Palmer tell us what it’s like to be on constant standby, to avert ecological disasters at 150ft above sea level.

We’ve a report on the LAA Rally, when great weather made for a tremendous turn-out.

My First Solo finds Emily Collett, the British Advanced Aerobatic Champion, recalling how it was ‘love at first glide’ and her first solo in a Cessna C152.

Dave Calderwood looks at worthwhile tasks to tackle over the colder months in a maintenance special, Winter’s Coming, Time to Fettle…

Accident Analysis sees Joe Fournier looking at how time takes its toll on many parts of an aircraft, and why something that doesn’t seem a big deal right now may slowly be having its margin of safety eroded.

In Top Gear Ian Seager puts the Yaesu FTA-750L Spirit handheld 8.33kHz transceiver through its paces.

Plus save £48 with six fantastic free landings, great columns from Paul Bertorelli, Mark Hales and Ian Seager, and all the latest news.