On a recent trip to Lincolnshire I found myself at Wickenby Airfield, home to Thruster Microlights and Fly365 flying school. The man I’m here to talk to is Malcolm Howland who heads up the flying school and also works for Thruster.
In this episode of Flying Podcast I talk to Judith Mole and Geoff Minshull who fly hang gliders and paragliders for pleasure.
In this podcast they tell us about why they have chosen to fly these particular sorts of aircraft and what is involved in learning to fly. We also discuss the equipment required and where to fly from.
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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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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