BLOGS

Our bloggers come from all over aviation. Some are regular contributors and editors here at Get Into Flying, others range from young professional aviators to experienced members of the aerospace industry and further afield. All have interesting and valuable stories to tell, some of which you can find here. Enjoy!

Advice for prospective military pilots

Military flying careers are among the most challenging going. A while back I wrote about some things you can do to prepare if it's a career choice that appeals to you.

Looking back in angst, how far has GA come since 2014?

In 2014 the UK government announced a new approach to GA and we had high hopes, but how well do they match today's reality?

Flying in Monte Cucco, Italy

This year (June 2017), the British hang gliding national competition was held in Monte Cucco, Italy. This competition saw 40 pilots come together from...

Junior Gliding – The most fun you can have in the sky!

The lack of an engine isn't stopping the UK's Junior Gliding movement from driving the country's aviation industry forward.

General Aviation – A network of support

With so many organisations offering support to the GA community, we have provided an introduction to the support available. Further research within these main organisations is further recommended!

Fate is the Hunter

Belatedly perhaps, I have only just read Fate is the Hunter by Ernest K. Gann, widely regarded as one of the greatest books on...

Flying on Film

What do Batman, James Bond and Easy Company have in common? They all fly with the same airline... kind of.

The Beauty of Coastal Gliding

The UK has an expansive coastline which gives rise to some excellent coastal flying sites, especially in the south including Perranporth, Chapel Porth, Ringstead...

The London Flight Sim: An immersive flying experience

The London Flight Sim. Versatile, realistic, and totally immersive. Make sure you book your visit soon.

RAF(U) Swanwick: Gate Guardian Returns

Hawker Siddley Harrier XW917 is removed, renovated and replaced as proud Gate Guardian at RAF(U) Swanwick

BLOGGERS

Jack
Airline pilot and private pilot
Andy
Private pilot, fixed-wing
Jordan
Professional gliding instructor
Charlie
Competition hang-glider pilot
Jon
Fixed-wing and helicopter pilot