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Lost in the Bowels of LHR. What commercial pilot Alan Cockrell hates about London’s Heathrow might actually surprise you – unless you are a commercial pilot! Click here to read his post on DecisionHeight to find out more. The Last RAF Vickers VC10 Retires to Surrey. The BBC, Harborough Mail and ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk all have articles […]

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Cool Arctic flying videos to get you in the mood for winter

Winter tends to ground most recreational pilots in lower latitudes, but not in places like Alaska where cool weather still means cool flying and even cooler videos. In this first video posted on the website of the Alaska Dispatch, Alaskan pilot Mike Collins takes you over the skies of Cordova in both a Super Cub […]

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Black Hawg Down! The AOPA Pilot Blog’s “Strange But True General Aviation News” has noted how two electrical engineers are using camera-mounted drones (one is called the “Dehogaflier”) to hunt and kill feral pigs destroying land in Louisiana. The drone itself runs around $10,000 with all the gear attached and might sound expensive, but it […]

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New Goodyear Blimps Coming. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has begun construction of the first of a new generation of airships to replace its aging fleet of blimps with the new Zeppelin LZ N07-101 airship being manufactured by Germany’s ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik and then assembled at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake Hangar near Akron, Ohio. Goodyear […]

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