The Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar proves that Mike Friend was correct in his article, Composites or Metal For Your Next Aeroplane? (Pacific Wings, March 2008), that aluminium still has a place in modern light aircraft. Rob Neil flies the SportStar and decides it is appropriately named.
Senior aerospace engineer Mike Friend provides the first in a series of articles about alternative power solutions for modern aircraft.
The results of the aviation photographic competition held recently by Tauranga’s Classic Flyers museum.
Anchorage, Alaska is the world’s fourth-largest airfreight hub where vintage DC-6s and Curtis C-46s still work alongside the latest jet-powered heavy lifters. Stuart Haigh captured some beautiful shots of a few of the aircraft working in Anchorage.
A story that highlights the kinds of wonderful people involved in aviation. Rob Neil attends a Science Day at Swannanoa airfield, where Des Lines and a group of inspiring volunteer helpers use aviation to bring science to life for local children.
In this final chapter of her story, Natalie Bos tells of her last big career step—the promotion to command.