March-April 2021 Australian Flying is complete and delivered! There's a lot of good stuff inside this issue including a flight test, a tribute to the RAAF, the last part of our LSA guide and, of course, Jim Davis. You'll know it from the shot of a DA40 NG on the front cover. Here are the details:
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority, the Australian Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Australian Flying are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 CASA Wings Awards.
One Fine Century
Andy Wright looks back on the first 100 years of the RAAF and explores some of the lesser-known operations in the proud history of Australia's air force.
Light Sport Evolution II
In our second and final part to the Light Sport Aircraft guide we bring you the best LSAs in the range from Jabiru to Zlin.
Flight Test: Diamond DA40 NG
Diamond's DA40 NG is bringing diesel power to the single-engine market. Paul Southwick caught up with the Australian demonstrator in January and found it a very viable option for both private flyers and training organisations.
Reach for the Sky
Recreational Pilot Licence holders have the option of upgrading their qualifications to get access to controlled airspace. Kreisha Ballantyne goes through the pros and cons of getting your CTA approval.
Lessons from a Logbook
Having invested all of 10 rand in buying a flying school at George, Jim Davis recalls the early days of his instructing career and the standards he applied that he finds absent today.
Electronic Flight Bags have now been around for 10 years, having been one of the early developments for the iPad. Steve Hitchen looks back on how they have changed our aviation lives and the impact they are likely to have in the future.
Cruising the Coast
If your going to set up a seaplane business somewhere, Moruya is the ideal spot, blessed with a magnificent coastline, a national park and a wide river. Paul Southwick visited South Coast Seaplanes to find out how they did it.
Plus: Editorial, Airmail, News, Down to Business, Products, Rotors, Safety Matters, What Can We Learn, Kreisha of Habit and Short Final.
Get out there and grab your copy before the local newsagent is bare!