Mission Aviation Fellowship
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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USAF Texan II pre flight inspection and training mission video
Aug27

USAF Texan II pre flight inspection and training mission video

Follow Maj Johnathan Leech, call sign: Linc, for an in-depth walk around of the T-6 Texan II and for a training mission. The T-6 Texan II is the primary training aircraft for the United States Air Force (USAF), and is used to introduce students to military flying. Some students will have zero flight hours (FH) while others will already have gained a private pilot pilots licence (PPL) beforehand. After an initial pilot briefing Maj...

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Bought ‘sight unseen’: cheap KitFox gets inspected!
Aug13

Bought ‘sight unseen’: cheap KitFox gets inspected!

At FTN Towers we are quickly falling for the ‘will it start’ and ‘I bought the cheapest…’ craze of YouTube videos. What is more exciting is that a number of popular influencers are now moving away from aging ‘barn find supercars’ and ‘rusty old Cadillac’s’, and into light planes. In this video Rebuild Rescues inspects a early 1980’s KitFox series one, that it purchased...

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How glider pilots use thermal lift
Aug06

How glider pilots use thermal lift

This short video illustrates the principles of thermal lift and talks about how glider pilots can stay airborne for hours by convection and harvesting natural resources to sustain flight. Thermals are columns of rising air that are formed on the ground through the warming of the surface by sunlight. If the air contains enough moisture, the water will condense from the rising air and form cumulus...

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