September 10, 2018


Planning an impromptu tour the evening before departure took about one hour, only with modern means of navigation. Using Skydemon and its amazingly inclusive and intuitive information system, my student and I looked at the maps and airport data "p...

August 14, 2018

In my endeavours to introduce new stuff to the British microlight and sport aviation market since the last 2 decades, I have observed a huge resistance to anything new... both from the powers that be and from pilots and aircraft owners.  

From new student pilots, a...

March 3, 2018


I was going to write about flying in the winter and all its pros and cons; then thought better about it because in the UK we normally have mild winters. Generally, it is the poor visibility, low cloud base and wet, windy weather that stops us.


November 6, 2017

The autumnal high pressure system gave us clear skies with a temperature inversion with smooth air. It gave us an irresistible urge to fly through the Alps on the cold, clear day over the lightly misted valleys.

We took off from Haguenau airfield north of Strasbourg on...

August 9, 2017

For a few moments, Dear Reader, just imagine the normal source of power for the last two hundred years has been Solar Energy and Battery Power. All our vehicles, ships, airplanes and appliances run with power from the Sun and on chemical reactions that are contained in...

August 9, 2017

Designed for flight schools and easy to fly for student pilots... 

Some comments about the Alpha Trainer aircraft :-

"it has the stability of the C-42 and the speed of the CT; best of both and none of the vices... " from a very experienced flight instructor...


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