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Latest Issues: Today's Pilot December Issue AVAILABLE NOW This SPLASH Special features: Flight Test - The Super Drifter is one of the most rugged and successful ultralight designs currently available. Dave Unwin tests two different versions on amphibious floats. Tail Rotor Problems - Any sort of tail rotor malfunction is bad news, as is loss of tail rotor effectiveness. Helen Krasner looks at the best way to cope when it all goes wrong. Flying Fundraisers - The Hampshire Microlight Flying Club recently raised a considerable sum for the charity ‘Help for Heroes’. Dave Baker explains how… Going Places – If you're bored with flying to airfields for yet another bacon sandwich, Weybourne in Norfolk offers something a little different. Simon Hazeldine paid a visit. Pilot Portrait - Simon Hazeldine meets record-breaking British pilot Steve Wood and finds there is more to this inspiring aviator than just setting records. In The Footsteps of Heroes - An invitation to fly to Belgium led two British pilots on a pilgrimage to the country where their relatives were lost in World War One. Alan Gray takes up the story. The Somme Revisited - RAF officer Scott Butler flies over to France to see the birthplace of his squadron and where it fought in the skies over the Somme. The Webster Whirlwind - Quite a few people have built their own aircraft, but how many build their own engine? Ron Webster did. PLUS! Six FREE Landings - This month we have six free landings! The featured airfields are Andrewsfield, Campbeltown, Islay, North Weald, Sibson and Tayside. Christmas Gift Special - Don’t know what you want for Christmas? Perhaps our GIANT gift special can provide some inspiration! All your favourite Today's Pilot regulars including: Ask the Experts, G-News, Historic News, Flight Safety, Diary Dates, Crossword, Letters and much, much more! Free SPLASH 2008 Show Programme with every issue! Today's Pilot will be attending this year's Sports and Leisure Aviation Show, held at Hall 5 of the NEC, Birmingham on Satuday November 29 and Sunday November 30. The show is keen to bring leisure flying to masses and there is no better place to discover the latest products in light sport flying! Whether you're keen to go or can't make the show, claim your free copy of the SPLASH show programme with this month's Today's Pilot! For more information on SPLASH 2008 and how to attend this exciting event visit! Today's Pilot December 2008 is available from Tuesday 4th November at WHSmith, Borders and all other leading newsagents for just £3.80. Alternatively, order online at NEW! Hurricane Salute Produced by the world renowned FlyPast editorial team, this special issue magazine pays tribute to a wartime warhorse which shot down more enemy aircraft than any other defence during the Battle of Britain and destroyed more enemy aircraft than any other allied fighter during World War Two. Key Publishing's latest 100-page special issue provides a long overdue insight into the Hurricane Featuring: - 'First' and 'Last' Hurricanes - The Battle of Britain - Fighter Command's only VC - The Battle of France - Aces - Squadrons - Variants - Worldwide Survivors - Rebuilding and covering - Flying the Hurricane, plus much more! Code: [FPHURR] Just £4.99 plus FREE P&P* Order your copy from our online shop now for release 13th November 2008! RAF Annual Official Review 2009 The Aircraft - The Weapons Systems - The Operations - The Personnel Produced by Key Publishing's award-winning team of expert military aviation journalists, working closely with RAF personnel in the UK and overseas, the RAF Official Annual Review 2009 provides a complete portrait of the aircraft, the missions and the people who comprise Britain's 21st Century air defence operations. Set over 132-high quality pages, this special publication includes: - Exclusive access to the Typhoon, Tornado and Harrier - Operations including Telic, Iraq and Herrick, Afghanistan - Behind-the-scenes look at the RAF's renowned flying training system - The support network who keep aircraft in the air - including the RAF Regiment - Search and rescue, air defence and fighter control from across the UK - All current weaponry systems plus the possible future role of space technology - Red Arrows, Battle of Britain memorial flight, Falcons and much, much more! Code: (RAFYRBK) Just £4.99 plus FREE P&P* Order your copy from our online shop Airports 2009 CD-ROM Written by Alan Lord, The Airports CD-ROM has been substantially updated for 2009. The information is presented in an eye-catching 'web browser' style and includes the option to search any airport by name, IATA or ICAO code or parent city - making Airports 2009 a must-have for any civil aviation enthusiast! 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Relive the historical first flight of the Wright Brothers in 1903, then soar with the world-famous Blue Angels as they defy the laws of gravity with their most breathtaking manoeuvres. Narrated by Tom Selleck, The Magic of Flight highlights and salutes a variety of modern aircraft, the people who fly them and the human potential of training and performance Price: Just £19.99 + P&P* Click here to order your copy from Key’s Aviation shop Wild Blue Yonder [B293] ‘Two nations divided by a common language’: this was never more true than in 1942 when the first American airmen arrived in the UK. Young Americans were puzzled, amazed and often exasperated by the mysteries of British speech, food, manners and plumbing. Martin Bowman has interviewed hundreds of veterans, from decorated pilots to British civilians who, as children, were entertained on US bases and have never forgotten the forging of an enduring alliance. Set over 224 high quality pages, with hundreds of full-colour and black and white original images, Wild Blue Yonder pays homage to the friendships formed in battle and their ability to stand the test of time long after the last shot is fired. RRP: £19.99 Key Price: £9.99 + FREE P&P* Click here to order your copy from Key’s Aviation Shop Ultimate Flight Tests 20 Great Aircraft from the Cockpit Special Collectors' Edition Brought to you by the Today's Pilot editorial team, this special 'From the Cockpit' Collectors' Edition features 20 exclusive flight tests. With expert opinion, stunning photography and inspirational commentary plus a foreword by Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown CBE DSC AFC RN Ultimate Flight Test is a must-buy for all aviation enthusiasts. Flight tests include: - ACA Super Decathlon - Aero L39 Albatros - Skyleader - Cessna Mustang - Cirrus SR22 G3 Turbo - Diamond DA-42 TwinStar - North American T-6 - Supermarine Spitfire TR9 - Piper PA-18 Super Cub - Eurocopter EC135 - Focke-Wulf FW-44 Stieglitz Just £6.99+ Free P&P* Only available online from Key’s Aviation Shop. Click here to order your copy now! Bargain Books World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2008/2009 English Edition [B291] The World Directory of Leisure Aviation (2008/2009 Edition) is probably the World's most extensive directory of international aircraft, all essentially aimed at flying for pleasure. Over 1500 entries, including: - Aircraft - Paragliders - Ultralights - Microlights - Paramotors - Hang Gliders - Gyrocopters - Paraplanes - Helicopters - Light Sailplanes - Engines - Accessories - Importers ..and much more! 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