The world’s only flying Mosquito. Absolutely beautiful. Shouldn’t there be one here too?
Author Archive | Matthew Stibbe
As Amelia Earhart said, you can either be a passenger or a pilot. Janeen Kochan is definitely a pilot in this best and broadest sense. Also an instructor, examiner, mechanic, bomber pilot, human factors expert and role model. Read my interview with Janeen Kochan on my Forbes column.
I fly a Cirrus SR22 and I have tried a few simulators over the years, but I think this one looks pretty cool. As GA aircraft become more and more complex, the buttonology is going to get ever more important. Available near London from IP Aviation with or without an instructor.
Last week, I got to fly to Geneva in Bombardier’s latest plane, the Global 6000. Check out my review on my Forbes column.
When I was a PPL student, calculating a weight and balance (W&B) schedule for a flight took about 20 minutes using a form, the POH and a fair amount of mathematics. It wasn’t difficult but it was fiddly and time-consuming. Every year there are accidents where pilots wilfully or accidentally overload or unbalance their aircraft […]
Richard Tams, British Airways’ head of UK & Ireland sales and Management Consultant and oneworld Emerald top tier frequent flyer, Andrew Solum, are warming up for a globe-trotting week’s challenge to raise money for charity. The tenet of their challenge is simple: make it round the world by hook or by crook (or in reality […]
Tank Timer is a tool for pilots who want to monitor fuel consumption during flight. I haven’t looked at myself – the Cirrus does a pretty good job of reminding you when to change tanks and tracking fuel consumption – but back when I used fly PA28s, this app might have been very useful.
Well done, NASA. Skycranes for everyone! (Hat Tip: The Next Web)
I’ve been going to the Farnborough Airshow since I was a little boy and more recently as a journalist and then as an aviation marketing person, and I can tell you that there’s nothing more irritating that schlepping around all day with a pocket encyclopaedia in your bag. This weighty tome is the exhibitors guide. […]