Flight Tests

The Aeropilot Legend 600 LSA turned a lot of heads at OzKosh 2016 with its remarkable resemblance to a general aviation classic.

Quest Aircraft's Kodiak 100 has developed a reputation as a good off-airport machine, but the latest version is more limousine than lorry.

The Cirrus Aircraft range is now established among the most popular makes on the Australian market, so much so that Cirrus HQ in Duluth created a model specifically for our market.

Tecnam's latest innovation, the four-seat P Twenty-Ten is throwing down the gauntlet to some of aviation's traditional GA brands.

Diamond's DA62 is a new generation of twin-engined aeroplane.

John Absolon takes a very close look at one of the slickest kit aircraft on the market: the Lancair Legacy.

John Absolon gets his backside in a Sling.

Why this Dynamic WT9 is the only one of its kind in Australia remains a mystery.

Italian style combines with Rotax power to produce a very nippy four-seater.

Test pilot John Absolon tries out the new Pilatus PC-12 NG and finds this Swiss rocket full of both style and substance.

John Absolon evaluates the venerable Piper Seminole and compare it to the new generations of twin trainers.

John Absolon casts his critical eye over the Quest Kodiak 10-seat utility and finds plenty to like.

Test pilot John Absolon takes the new Diamond DA42-NG with diesel engines for a fly and records his thoughts.

John Absolon visits the GippsAero factory at Latrobe Valley Airport to fly the GA8 Airvan, an Aussie success story that’s currently in operation all over the globe.

Having made acquaintenances with the Tecnam P2006T light twin in 2010, John Absolon returns to get all cozy with the latest model from the Italian manufacturer – the P2008.