Big differences flying a turboprop vs piston aircraft
Apr12

Big differences flying a turboprop vs piston aircraft

Charlie Gasmire from the Airplane Academy gets checked out on the Kodiak 100 turboprop for the first time. According to the youtuber flying a turboprop is some ways similar to a piston aircraft, and in a lot of ways it’s quite different. In this video Gasmire showcases the main differences between flying both types including some of the new terminology and concepts learnt. Furthermore Gasmire demonstrates how these differences...

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Goodwood Flying School to continue Rob Wildeboer pilot scholarships in 2024
Feb20

Goodwood Flying School to continue Rob Wildeboer pilot scholarships in 2024

Goodwood Flying School launches its 2024 Rob Wildeboer Scholarships to help student pilots on their aviation journey after it received generous community donations.  There are currently four Rob Wilderboer scholarships on offer in 2024, including (2) 10 hour training sessions in a Cessna 172, and (2) five hour training sessions in a Piper Cub. Melanie Wright, Flying School Operations Manager said: “Thank you to everyone who has kindly...

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Flying a 2022 Cessna 172S Skyhawk
Jul30

Flying a 2022 Cessna 172S Skyhawk

The Cessna 172 is often described as the ‘grandfather’ of general aviation (GA). First launched in 1956 the C172 family of aircraft includes in many different types. This video highlights the current generation Skyhawk S that was introduced in 1998 and includes a Garmin G-1000 avionics...

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CAA publishes rejected take-off advice
Mar22

CAA publishes rejected take-off advice

The UK CAA has published updated advice on rejected take offs and how to handle them. Published in its ‘Clued Up’ safety journal, the CAA says that most, if not all, pilots will be prepared for an engine failure on take off, but not all issues are so clear cut. Citing an AAIB accident report, the CAA says that in interviews with PPL holders, Flight Instructors and Flight Examiners, the AAIB found that training and awareness of...

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Wellesbourne one step closer to a secure future
Feb04

Wellesbourne one step closer to a secure future

Stratford Council have confirmed it is progressing with a planning application for a redeveloped runway and associated facilities at Wellesbourne (Mountford) Airfield (EGBW), confirming that surrounding areas will be earmarked for industrial development rather than housing. This update comes In the form of a report titled ‘Wellesbourne Airfield update’, dated 6 February 2023, intended to “provide the Cabinet with an update on the...

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