Peter Cooper was at the one-time Vulcan base of RAF Waddington recently to attend one of the few air shows still organised by the RAF. Amongst the many attractions at this year’s show, crowds were treated to the sight of the mighty Vulcan flying over Waddington once again.
A new synthetic training device at Flight Test New Zealand’s Wellington base now offers some cost-effective training and currency options for pilots, aspiring pilots and operators of light turboprops.
Amongst the dedicated schools and universities attempting to provide a new generation of pilots with the qualifications needed to face the new generation of flight, Massey University’s School of Aviation believes it produces “aviators with a difference”. Rob Neil talks to Massey’s CEO, Ashok Poduval.
Mark Sheppard tells the story of a WWII German fighter—Messerschmitt Bf109 G-2/R6 W.Nr 14649—that ditched off the Norwegian coast in 1943 and was recovered only recently.
Don Harward speaks highly of the courageous Aeroscout pilots in their lightweight Kiowa Warriors whose job is to put themselves in harm’s way and dare the enemy to “come out and fight”.