Tracey-Curtis Taylor has completed her second grand journey, this time from the UK to Australia emulating the 1930 pioneering flight by Amy Johnson. Tracey's first flight was from Cape Town, South Africa to the UK. On both flights she was flying a 1942 Boeing Stearman that had been restored to...
Flying as a career can take many directions. You'll still need that ATPL or CPL but the airlines aren't the only way to be a professional pilot. Take Jim Ortman for example. Jim takes off frequently with a government biologist in an Aviat Husky for the kind of flights most...
Microlight pilot and paraplegic Dave Sykes has set off on his latest flying adventure - to fly solo to the North Pole and back in his open-cockpit weight-shift trike. Dave, aged 47, left his home airfield of Rufforth in Yorkshire at the weekend, heading south down the UK for...
Watch these skilled pilots make incredibly short takeoffs and landings - less than 30 feet! - in the annual Healthy Bastards Bush Pilot Championships, held in New Zealand recently. The video above shot by Nick Hobart shows some incredible angles of attack and short landings. Zenith kitplanes took the honours:...
Lukla’s Tenzing-Hillary airport in Nepal could be the most extreme commercial airport in the world. Perched 9,382 feet high, in a valley filled with wicked wind shear, it has a fearsome uphill runway just four football fields long that ends in a rock wall. Usually, Lukla is a destination for...

Learn to fly an aeroplane

Has the flying bug bitten you? Perhaps you come from a family of flyers, or you've had a short flight in a light aircraft and loved it? Stand by to open your wallet (or purse), spend hours crafting your use of the controls, ignore your family and friends with your...
So you want to become a professional pilot, flying for a living? To fly passengers or cargo commercially with airlines or private charter, you'll need an Air Transport Pilot's Licence, also known as the ATPL. There are an awful lot of abbreviations and acronyms in aviation but the ATPL is...