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“Feel like flying by yourself today?” – Going solo for the first time

I still remember my first solo as if it were yesterday. It is such an achievement that I don’t think it’s something that will ever be forgotten. I had some idea on the day that it might happen as I’d been practicing circuits on the previous few lessons with my instructors, but this wasn’t confirmed…
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Hey Mr Robinson won’t you fly for me – Taking a closer look at the R22 and R44

Often when looking at which helicopter to start flight training in, 3 helicopters are among the most popular – Cabri G2, R44, and R22.  With over 10,000 having been produced since 1979, today I wanted to take a closer look at deciding between 2 of them - the Robinson R22 & R44 - as both…
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The Digital Age – Propelling Helicopters into the Twenty First Century

As technology is progressing it is affecting us all more and more every day and it does also affect helicopters. The industry has evolved in many areas starting with one of the more obvious things - going from analogue to digital screens. A good way to illustrate this is by taking a look at the…
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It would be folly to fly FOLI

Flying Pig Helicopters's fleet has expanded. We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new R22 Beta II G-FOLI! The Robinson R22’s are the world’s most recognised training helicopter and ‘FOLI’ is no exception! This light, sensitive aircraft complete with GoPro cameras is perfect for trial lessons, experiences or full PPL(H) courses. It wouldn't…
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