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A Grand Design

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

Fast, slow, short-field, heavy-lifter. Often an aircraft’s role can be ascertained merely by looking at it. Yet, even when the design suggests the suitability of an aeroplane to a particular task, there can still be much to be discovered when we pause to look a little closer. Such is the Cessna Grand Caravan EX.

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GA Hopes for Reform

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

There was a genuine sense of optimism among delegates at the Wagga Wagga GA Summit.

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Little Gem

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Featured, Twins | 0 comments

While aviation was my first career, it’s been a good 11 years since I’ve been at the controls of an aircraft: there’s a big difference between a Tornado F.3 and today’s subject, the Diamond DA62

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Council Housing

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Advanced, Featured, Training | 0 comments

Australia’s oft-touted pilot shortage is, in some small way, set to be remedied by Qantas’ announcement that they will be opening a brand new Pilot Academy in the near future.

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Stepping Up: The Piper M600

Posted by on Jun 3, 2018 in Featured, Flight Tests, Singles | 0 comments

Have you ever wanted the luxury of a personal touring aircraft with the performance of a turboprop? Piper has made the step up a manageable exercise with the M600.

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Behind the Scenes: Ansett Aviation Training

Posted by on Jun 3, 2018 in Advanced, Featured, Training | 0 comments

With thousands of new commercial pilots needed throughout the Asia-Pacific region in the coming decades, Australia's Ansett Aviation Training is working tirelessly to develop the next generation of aviators.

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Lycoming Thunderbolt

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Aviation Engineering, Featured | 0 comments

Red Bull Air Race pilots demand the very best from their aircraft, and that's why the Lycoming Thunderbolt has been the official engine of the series for the past four years.

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Winging It

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Featured, On the Wing | 0 comments

When you look at modern aircraft design, it’s amazing to think that human flight once balanced on the fragile skeleton of the Wright brothers’ famous and history-making invention, the Wright Flyer.

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The Lap of Luxury

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Featured, Uncategorized, Weird & Wonderful | 0 comments

From microlights to superjets, many manufacturers are offering options aimed at making each and every journey more comfortable than ever before.

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Wings Over Illawarra

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Featured, Hot Spots | 0 comments

May is a massive month for Aussie aviation enthusiasts, because it heralds the arrival of the ever-popular Wings Over Illawarra air show.

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ICE, ICE Baby

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in Aviation Engineering, Featured | 0 comments

With the advent of modern technology, fuel mixtures and electronics, the Internal Combustion Engine's alleged demise might be decidedly premature.

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Behind the Scenes: Asia Pacific Aerospace

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in Aviation Engineering, Featured | 0 comments

There are thousands of glorious planes and helicopters soaring through the bright blue skies above Australia every day, and Asia Pacific Aerospace are responsible for keeping many of them up in the air.

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Flight Files: Tecnam P2008

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Featured, LSA | 0 comments

The Tecnam P2008 was introduced back in 2009, but it remains a highly advanced aircraft that provides a glimpse at the future of light sports aviation.

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Making an Exhibition of Yourself

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

In all honesty, who doesn’t like a good day out at the Airshow?

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Made at Home

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Aviation Engineering, Featured | 0 comments

The 1930s saw a number of well-funded Australian aviation organisations scrabbling around for business. Aviation historian Keith Meggs checks out a hornet and a moth project that didn’t get off the ground for long.

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Go West

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Featured, Training | 0 comments

If you dream of flying high above the beautiful, rugged coastline of Western Australia, but haven't gained your pilot's license yet, then the crew at Bunbury Flying School are ready to help you take the big step into the world of aviation.

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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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Behind the Scenes: Aviation Australia

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Featured, Training | 0 comments

The appropriately-named Aviation Australia are dedicated to producing the best pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers in the country.

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Flight Files: Da Bushcat

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Featured, LSA | 0 comments

If there's one country that's as wild and rugged as Australia, it's South Africa. With baking deserts, ferocious coasts and harsh mountain ranges, it's no wonder that some truly tough light aircraft have come out of there.

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Inside Track: Captain Manfred Baudzus

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Featured, General Aviation | 0 comments

Under the spotlight this month is Captain Manfred Baudzus, Senior Sales Director, Asia Pacific at Embraer Executive Jets.

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A Horrible Warning or an Extraordinary Example?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Featured, Training | 0 comments

John was fuming. This was the third time this month that the flight examiner had failed one of his students. Again, it was some of those damn Non-Technical Skill performance criteria that had been the issue.

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Outside In & Inside Out

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

With remote townships and establishments dotted throughout our parched country, traversing the remote reaches of the Australian environment can be a difficult undertaking - aviation has become a matter of necessity not a recreation.

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Behind the Scenes: Archerfield Airport

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

For nearly a century, Brisbane's Archerfield Airport has been an integral part of the city's transport infrastructure, growing and evolving as the population surrounding it has boomed.

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Solving a Sorority Minority

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Featured, Professional | 0 comments

A Women’s Technical Camp was recently held by the Air Force at RAAF Base Wagga. The intention was to give young women a taste of a technical career in the Air Force.

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Just Landed: New Models Hitting the Runway

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Featured, Weird & Wonderful | 0 comments

From commercial jets to light sports aircraft, we are living in a bountiful era of aircraft and technology.

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Who Watches the Watchers?

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Featured, Weird & Wonderful | 0 comments

Have you ever noticed that pilots, who are pretty stylish as a rule (see – bomber jackets, aviators, jumpsuits and Tom Cruise) sport some seriously technical looking watches, often on a day-to-day basis?

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The Rec Check

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Featured, Recreational | 1 comment

It's one of the most important decisions a new pilot can make, and will greatly affect his or her aerial adventures for many years - whether to move into RA or GA

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Behind the Scenes: Soar Aviation

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Featured, Training | 0 comments

Training to become a pilot is one of the biggest steps a person can ever make, because it’s the beginning of the realisation of a lifelong dream to fly.

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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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The Interview: Brett Anderson

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

If you're the proud owner of a beautiful Bristell aircraft, then you'd already know about Brett Anderson from Anderson Aviation - he's the sole distributor of Bristells in Australia, and has a true passion for these very special planes.

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