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Behind the Scenes: Dassault Aviation

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

For the past nine decades, Dassault has proudly flown the flag for French aviation, with a superb lineup of aircraft that are loved and respected across the planet.

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Un Affettuoso Addio, Luigi

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

The aviation world is in mourning following the sad passing of the legendary Luigi Pascale at the age of 93. The flamboyant Italian left us after a brief illness, and was still heavily involved in the aviation industry until his final days.

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Behind the Scenes: Hawker Pacific

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

Cessna, Beechcraft, Bell and Diamond are some of the biggest names in aviation, and one company puts their aircraft in the hands of Australians - Hawker Pacific.

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Inside Track: Mark Diaz

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

These people are at the front line of aviation, know every rivet and bolt of the aircraft they sell and have a special insight into what prospective customers are looking for in an aircraft. First up, is one of our favourite aviation personalities, Mark Diaz

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Top Gun Commercial and Military Trainers

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

It’s no news that modern advances in technology have dramatically altered the way we live. Technology shapes the way we communicate and interact with each other, how we work, how we learn and how we enjoy ourselves. And it’s no different in the world of aviation.

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The Grumman American AA-1

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

The Grumman American AA-1 series is a family of light, two-seater aircraft known for their quick, responsive and unforgiving handling.

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Ditched Designs Between the Wars

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

For every aircraft type which enters production, there are many design proposals which are not developed to the production stage. There are many reasons for this, as will be evident to all those associated with the industry.

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GA to Go?

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

If we are to accept the conclusions in the recent AOPA prepared Eureka Project document. Apparently, GA isn’t dying; it’s being killed off.

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Fly Me to the Mooney

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

Mooney has forged a reputation for producing superlative aircraft, and they’ve gathered a rabid following because of it, but the history of the company is really about triumph against the odds.

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Tecnam: Behind the Scenes

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Featured, General Aviation | 1 comment

Tecnam have a reputation for building beautiful aircraft that push boundaries, mixing power and precision with that unmistakable Italian flair.

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The Diamond DA62

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Featured, General Aviation | 1 comment

Diamond Aircraft had a hit on their hands when the company introduced the five-seater DA52 back in 2012 but they’ve made it even better: meet the DA62.

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The DAHER TBM

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

The TBM is one of the greatest planes ever built: a mix of style and strength. As beautiful as a supermodel; as powerful as a steroid-fuelled pro wrestler.

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United Colours of Aviation

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

For those interested in general aviation, the skies are a reflection of the world beneath them. The aircraft that soar amongst the clouds are infused with the qualities and characteristics of their homelands. That certain ‘je ne sais quoi' that that makes all the difference and simply makes a plane feel special.

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Cutting Edge

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

Aviator takes a look at the role flight simulation has played in aviation and discovers a cutting-edge industry that just gets better and better.

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Driven to Succeed

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

French Red Bull race pilot Francois Le Vot is one of these guys who seems to have done it all. Fighter pilot; Top Gun instructor; a member of the French military’s aerobatics team; world aerobatics champion. Is there anything this man cannot do?

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Flash Flying

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

FLYING PRIVATE is just that – private. And confidential. Aviator takes a look at the world of private flying where corporate pilots transport their VIP clients both on short hops and around the globe in absolute luxury.

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The Evolution of Bankstown Airport

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

Bankstown Airport is one of the most significant airfields in Australia. From being known as “Yankstown” during World War 2 to its new name of Sydney Metro Airport Bankstown, Sydney’s second airfield has led a colourful life.

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The Lap of Luxury

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

So you’ve got some serious cash to spend on a new aircraft. And not only have you always dreamed of owning your own aircraft; you’ve always dreamed of customising your new pride and joy. So what are the options offered by manufacturers when it comes to custom-design?

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Corporate Turbo

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

Computer software business owner Ben Roberts departs on trips from his base on the outskirts of Sydney without a worry about airport or airline dramas. He climbs into the cockpit of his company’s own Piper Meridian and takes off.

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Life in General: the State of GA

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

General Aviation is a fascinating and diverse industry; one that is currently facing a range of business challenges in an environment that has fundamentally changed in recent decades.

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Designed Downunder

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

Australia has played a significant pioneering role in aviation, pushing the limits of technology and developing a sound reputation for innovation and reliability.

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Teen Dream

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

Teenager Ryan Campbell is attempting to break the world record as the youngest person to fly a single-engine aircraft solo around the world.

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Sim-ply Flying

Posted by on Aug 12, 2012 in General Aviation | 0 comments

Simulator training is recognised as being important for larger aircraft but has been previously uneconomic for general aviation. These days it’s better understood that a combination of simulator training and training in a real aircraft makes for a better, safer pilot.

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THE FUTURE OF GA AIRPORTS

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in General Aviation | 0 comments

Twenty?two federally owned airports have been leased to private operators since the late 1990s and are now run as fully commercial organisations.

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