What's NewImproved interactivity and library features
App DescriptionLOOP this edition highlights a truly remarkable aircraft â€“ one so good that, even 30 years after it first came out, it's still good enough to win golds at the aviation equivalent of the Olympics.
Alan Cassidy MBE brings us the inside story of the incredible Sukhoi Su-26-series Unlimited Category aerobatic aircraft, and puts you right in the hot seat of the two-seat version of what is without argue the most influential aerobatic aircraft of the last 30 years, and a multiple solo and team winner at the World Aerobatics Championships.
Designed under a different mindset than any other light aircraft before or since, the Sukhoi heralded in new levels of technology, design, and piloting that were light years ahead of anything it flew against. Rivals building aircraft under commercial realities are only just now catching up.
Elsewhere there's tons of other news, including on Pilatus's new PC-24 jet, the most advanced SSDR single-seater in the world, the rebirth of a classic biplane from the '30s, Beechcraft's comeback plans, and â€“ if you are doing the lottery â€“ plans for a supersonic mini-fighter jet than private pilots can own and fly.
For those looking for navigation guidance, our man DC also gets to grips with the new Bendix/King KSN 770 navigator unit, with insight and film of the box that's pitched right against units from Garmin and Avidyne. Also in tech news is a natty new box from one of the giants of bizav that could bring immense data â€“ and instant in-flight-movie capability â€“ to any aircraft, large or small.
Regulars of course include columns, buying advice, your rants and raves about flying, Alan Cassidy's unrivalled aerobatics advice, and interviews with some of the coolest characters in aviation â€“ including the man that sunk the Bismarck, and an autogyro pilot who regularly flies with the birds!
As always, it's free to download.
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