First time flying a jet powered LS4 glider at 200kph
Oct22

First time flying a jet powered LS4 glider at 200kph

The new LS4 ‘jet’ retrofit option by M&D Flugzeugbau is being well received by glider pilots after the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved the jet modification in November 2022. The pilot in the video demonstrates how much fun it is to fly the jet-powered glider and lists its advantages. The LS4’s jet engine can sustain the glider’s flight and prevent glider pilots from landing-out from an...

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Air experience flights approved in ex-military jets
Mar05

Air experience flights approved in ex-military jets

On 30 January 2023 the UK CAA approved revenue earning passenger flights in former military jet aircraft. Following an extensive consultation last year, the CAA has agreed that former military jet aircraft operators can now use a Safety Standard Acknowledgment and Consent (SSAC) risk analysis framework to gain permission to conduct experience flights. The SSAC concept isn’t new, but until now has been limited to ex-military...

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Empire Test Pilot School Take Delivery of New Aircraft
Sep18

Empire Test Pilot School Take Delivery of New Aircraft

The Empire Test Pilots’ School, ETPS, at MoD Boscombe Down has begun taking delivery of its new fleet. The first Airbus H125 helicopter decorated in the new ETPS livery has arrived at Boscombe Down, to join the school’s modernised air fleet. The H125 joins the new Grob 120TP fixed-wing aircraft, which has been flying from Boscombe Down since November 2017. The school’s new Pilatus PC-21 has now also joined the new ETPS fleet. A...

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