Jon first flew in a glider aged seven, and after that he never wanted to do anything else. He has served in both the RAF and the Royal Navy as an air traffic controller and a helicopter pilot. His holds a PPL(A) and is learning to fly paragliders in his spare time.

ICYMI – 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.

UK dropped from Red Bull Air Race 2017 season

Red Bull snubs its flagship Ascot and Spielberg venues in favour of two more over-water tracks in Russia and Portugal. In its fourth year after returning...

Flite Test branch out into General Aviation

Flite Test have been producing great model flying content for a while - and now they're up-scaling to the real deal.

Flying on Film

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

Honourable Company of Air Pilots announces 2017 Scholarships

The Honourable Company of Air Pilots (HCAP) has announced that in 2017 it will award scholarships to support the award of PPLs, Gliding solo and Flight Instructor Certificates.

Royal Aero Club Trust bursary applications open

The Royal Aero Club has announced that applications for its 2017 bursary scheme are now open.

Red Bull Air Race – Ascot 2016

Having represented UK General Aviation at the Air Race for the last two years, we were invited by Red Bull to return to Ascot in 2016 to speak to Air Race guests about opportunities to take up flying in the UK.

Breathtaking paragliding video shows Autumn speed-flying at its most intense

Paragliding is a terrific sport - not just for the cheap access to aviation and the physical benefits of lugging a glider around the hills,...

E-Go Aeroplanes factory tour

E-Go Aeroplanes are pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved within the Single Seat De Regulated rule set.

Lilium Aviation announce electric VTOL ‘jet’ plans

Aviation startup Lilium have announced plans to fly an electric 'jet' capable of vertical take-off and landing in 2018. Lilium claim that their aircraft, powered...