Flight Tests

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.

John Absolon takes a brand new TBM850 turboprop, the fastest single engine turboprop in the world, for a run over Ballarat.

Piper's perennial CPL trainer, the Arrow, has been around in many forms since 1967. Steve Hitchen flies the current model, the Arrow V.

John Absolon takes one of the newest arrivals on the burgeoning Light Sport Aircraft scene, the PiperSport, up for an evaluation on a crisp southeast Queensland morning.