FLYER August 2016

Yes, it’s a Cub Jim , but not as we know it! CubCrafters‘ latest aircraft is the XCub, the most radical yet. Fast – yes, really – with plenty of take-off and climb performance, modern and what’s more, it’s fully certified and on the way to the UK. No, it’s not cheap. Paul Bertorelli flies this fascinating and appealing aircraft.

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The Flying Adventure this month is close to home. Reader Paul Kiddell decided to use up a whole month’s worth of FLYER free landing vouchers in one day, flying his Eurostar two-seater. Did he do it? Well, it was a pretty close run thing…

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Our second flight test this month is something completely different but no less modern. Take one Robin DR400, remove old Lycoming engine and replace with a bang-up-to-date Rotax 912 iS Sport engine, complete with electronic fuel injection. Result: better fuel burn, better performance, smoother and quieter – very important across Europe.

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Got an aircraft in need of a clean-up? We review some new products that can help with that.

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Back to free landings: how about a whopping £97 saving this month? Six free landings at a great selection of airfields: Alderney, Carlisle, Causeway, Headcorn, Lydd and Pembrey. Now, flying to all those in one day would be a challenge. Anyone up for it?

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All this and much, much more in the UK’s best and brightest General Aviation magazine.