Gary Cooper of Helicopters Northwest explains about helicopter training giving a brief outline of the syllabus, post PPL(H) training options and the sort of problems you can encounter whilst learning to fly.
Paul Lomatschinsky takes part in a comemorative flight across the Atlantic in a Diamond DA42 Twin Star. The flight, which took place in Feb 2009, was to comemorate the 90th anniversary of Alcock and Brown’s first non-stop flight from Newfoundland to Ireland in 1919.
An interview with Guy Cowper, a captain with the UK’s largest charter airline. We hear how he got into flying commercially, what a typical flying day involves, what it’s like to work for a major airline and hear a couple of funny stories too.
A visit to the annual SPLASH Exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC.
I spoke to several of the exhibitors including Clive Coote from Yuneec who are developing an all electric aircraft, Mike Barnard from the LAA and Dave Unwin, Editor of Today’s Pilot Magazine. I was interested to learn about any new developments in light aviation, both from a technical point of view and legal.
An interview with Chris and Marcus of Mainair Flying School. We’ll be discovering the world of microlights and finding out just how far they’ve come in the last few years. I was certainly quite surprised at just how high-tech this new breed of light aircraft have become. Microlighting should be a definite contender if you are thinking of learning to fly or are looking for something to put the fun back into your aviation career.
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Advice on learning to fly from Robert Knight.
This interview covers such areas as how to find a flying school, which school to pick, the sort of airfield, type of license available and much more. Bob is a flying instructor, CAA examiner and university lecturer in aviation.
Flying Podcast is aimed at aviators in the UK.
On this podcast we’ll be chatting to flyers of all kinds.
Hopefully we’ll be out there talking to anyone that has an interest in flying whether it be fixed wing, rotary, balloon, glider… anything.
Speaking to people that fly just for fun or to professionals that can maybe guide you and me through the maze of flight training.
So, if all goes to plan, we can maybe be entertained and learn something along the way.
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