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Single Scoop: The Popularity of the Single-Engine

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Featured, Flight Tests, Singles | 0 comments

Whether it’s carrying us into to battle in wartime or faithfully delivering us from point to point in peaceful skies, the piston single reigns supreme.

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Four Seater: Ditching the Convertible

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Featured, Singles | 0 comments

Whether flying alone, or with a pretty companion by your side, as a pilot anything is possible.

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Mad About Cirrus

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Singles | 0 comments

Designed specifically for Australian conditions, Cirrus is hoping the Australis will be popular with local aviators.

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Used Craft – Pilatus PC-9

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Featured, Singles | 1 comment

The Pilatus PC-9 is a single engine, low-wing, turboprop training aircraft manufactured by Switzerland’s Pilatus Aircraft. MEGAN KENNEDY takes a look at one of the world’s most popular advanced trainers.

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Pilatus PC-24: Super Versatile Jet

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Featured, Used Craft | 0 comments

The relationship between the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Pilatus has just been elevated to another level following the Flying Doctors’ decision to order three brand new PC-24 twinjets for its operation in Western Australia.

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TBM900: the Ultimate Personal Aircraft

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Featured, Singles | 0 comments

Private pilot Jean Jacques Bely recently invested in a brand new high-performance TBM 900. Derek Royal caught up with Jean Jacques to discuss an aircraft that has taken the world by storm.

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Bristell Bristles with Pride

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Featured, Flight Tests, Singles | 0 comments

The BRM Bristell LSA isn’t just a good looker but a sleek performer too. Aviator takes the plane for a spin and comes away impressed by the experience.

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Meet Jenny

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Featured, Singles | 0 comments

Budd Davisson explains why a brief affair with “Jenny” is great for the soul. I’m not one to tell locker-room tales about my...

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You Take the Highlander

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Featured, Singles | 4 comments

Just Aircraft's Highlander: its pedigree "path" is somewhat meandering but leads to an excellent flying machine born of a rich airplane design heritage.

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Easy P68C

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Featured, Twins | 2 comments

The Vulcanair P68C's cockpit layout, the cabin interior and not to mention a few extra things protruding from the fuselage. sets it apart from its predecessors.

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Cessna 182

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Singles | 0 comments

The Cessna 182 has long been my absolute favourite single engine aeroplane for very many reasons and I have spent many happy hours enjoying its great combination of power, speed and carrying capability.

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The Liberty XL2

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Singles | 0 comments

The sleek shaped aircraft with its aluminium control surfaces, fixed tricycle undercarriage and small vertical fin presents as a very attractive aeroplane.

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The GA8 Airvan

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Singles | 2 comments

The Gippsland Aeronautics GA8 Airvan strikes me as being the original Land Rover’s airborne relative as it has all the rugged usefulness of the famous four wheeled counterpart in a modern guise with some interesting and innovative features.

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Jabiru J160

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Singles | 0 comments

In sheer numbers alone, they are the definite winner of the composites so, when spying a friend’s near new Jabiru J160, parked outside my luxurious flight instruction classroom, I thought the time had come to find out why the Jabiru has become such a popular aircraft.

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Buying Used – Trash or Treasure?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in Used Craft | 0 comments

I find shopping for a used aircraft about as exciting as shopping for socks in a second hand market. Old aircraft generally aren’t appealing to the eye, you’re never sure exactly what you are getting and they smell just a bit funky.

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Bell 205 – a Good Time Oldie

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Helicopters | 0 comments

Whilst retaining their official and unofficial name, the basic UH-1 Huey helicopter airframe has been progressively modified and ‘stretched’ throughout its long service life.

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BK117 – a Versatile High Performer

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Helicopters | 0 comments

The design history of the BK117 can best be described as the successful marriage of two engineering greats - German consortium Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm (MBB) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan.

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Diamond DA42

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Featured, Twins | 0 comments

Pilots familiar with the DA42 often say that when they’re strapped into the cockpit they feel like they’re actually “wearing” the aeroplane.

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Tale of a Twin – the Vulcanair P68C

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Twins | 3 comments

The manufacturing rights were eventually purchased by three Italian businessmen and Vulcanair was born with the Partenavia rising from the ashes, well mothballs, and becoming the Vulcanair P68C.

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Aveo Phantom

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Singles | 0 comments

This new concept in Aviation design resulted in the birth of the Aveo Phantom

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Brumby LSA

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Singles | 1 comment

An all metal, two-seat, training and recreational aircraft with short field performance and docile handling combined with excellent visibility

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Tecnam P92 Eaglet

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Singles | 1 comment

The Eaglet has Landed The Italians have been a longtime contender in the aviation market and aircraft manufacturers Tecnam, with their...

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Cessna 441 Conquest

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Used Craft | 1 comment

Being in the market for a corporate jet does not always mean you can afford to buy one.

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The AESL CT/4

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Used Craft | 1 comment

Often confused with the Victa Airtourer or more justly the Aircruiser, the CT4B is in fact a faster, heavier and more powerful relative of both.

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Air Tractor 502

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Featured, Used Craft | 0 comments

The Air Tractor is synonymous with aerial agriculture in Australia and rightly so. The AT-502, in particular, has a long history of success since its birth in Onley Texas and of 117 Air Tractors on the Australian register, 50 of them are AT-502’s.

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