FLYER September 2018

If you’ve ever dreamed of keeping your own aircraft at home and flying from your back garden, but don’t own a huge country estate, then the SuperSTOL kitplane from Just Aircraft could be for you. Ian Seager flies flies the first example in the UK.

Ever thought about building your own aircraft? Ed Hicks suggests that the current selection of modern kits have never been better, so maybe it’s time to pick up some tools and build your own set of wings.

In First Solo, we meet flight-sim developer Chris Cheetham, who, when faced with an unexpectedly fine winter’s morning, bunked off work and headed for Fairoaks Airport, to fly his.

One of the most exciting things about being a pilot is experiencing fresh horizons. However, as Joe Fournier points out, in a world of things that are new to you, it’s wise to be wary…

Larry Harmacinski and friends celebrated the 100th anniversary of the start of the US Air Mail Service by flying one West Coast route in a trio of original Stearman Speedmails. Read about their trip in Flying Adventure.

The Bad Elf Wombat provides in-cockpit aircraft database update capability to older GPS units, something which was previously only a reality for the very latest generation of kit. Joe Fournier gives it the FLYER Top Gear test.

PLUS:

  • Save £52 with six fantastic free landings!
  • Great columns from Dave Hirschman, Mark Hales and Ian Seager.
  • All the latest news.
    FLYER Sept 2018 SuperSTOL flight test
    This is the SuperSTOL, an aircraft that needs next to no runway to take off and land.

    Build your own aircraft Flyer September 2018
    With the LAA Rally coming up, we take a look at the homebuilding/kitplane arena. No longer need you suffer hours mixing glass fibre or sanding wood – today’s kitplanes have come a long way.
US post airmail biplane adventure
A bunch of US enthusiasts re-enact early airmail flights by biplane to celebrate a major anniversary.
Bad Elf review
In Top Gear this month, Bad Elf is nothing to do with your fitness and everything to do with transferring data.
FLYER free landing fees
Six free landing fees – only from FLYER. This month: Breighton, Coventry, Cromer, Guernsey, Popham and Stoke Golding.

 

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