Pilot Tammie Jo Shults was one of the first female fighter pilots in the US Navy in 1993. After leaving the Navy she joined SouthWest as a commercial airlines pilot. Today she was labelled an American hero after she calmly and successfully landed a passenger jet as an engine exploded mid-flight.
Continue reading Former Navy Fighter Pilot Labelled ‘Hero’
Meet Mélanie Astles, the only female driver on the Red Bull Air Race circuit. She is set to race for her country, during the first French Stage in Cannes. No stranger to making history, Astles has truly earned her wings with a lifetime passion for aviation.
Continue reading Meet Mélanie Astles: The Only Female Driver On The Circuit
I recently purchased the ever-popular MiG-29 EPS 90mm EDF Jet 1145mm (45″) (Kit) from HobbyKing. Upon opening the package, the most notable feature upon opening the package was the colour scheme of the jet. The jet, which is made of EPF construction, is painted in the Russian night’s colours scheme and is based on a Russian twin-engine fighter jet named the Mikoyan MiG-29. The original jet entered the Soviet Air Force in 1982 and was used to combat enemies. Over three decades later, Continue reading Review: MiG-29 EPS 90mm EDF Jet 1145mm (45″)(Kit)
So let me confess something before we get into this. The 1300mm Tundra is one of my top two favourite models from Hobbyking in the last few years. It’s a great looking ‘plane, is simple to build and flies like a dream. Ask any Tundra pilot and you’ll get the same answer. Continue reading Review: Avios’ GRAND Tundra
I take an in-depth look at the AVIOS grand tundra, the older and wiser big brother of the Durafly Tundra.
I have had my eye on the grand tundra since it was first discussed around a year ago. I have desperately wanted to get my hands on the Grant Tundra and of course, all the stars aligned when Stephen from AVIOS offered to send me one to review. Continue reading Older and Wiser: Avios Grand Tundra has Arrived
If you are a warbird enthusiast, like me, then you’ll want to pay attention to HobbyKing’s new H-King Micro B-25J Mitchell “Lady Lil” Gunship 550mm (21.6″) PNF. Continue reading Good Things Come in Small Packages: H-King Micro B-25J
Learning to Fly RC can be daunting and many of us struggle with landings. With the right advice, you’ll be landing like a pro.
They say, taking off is optional but landings are mandatory. The more landings you do the better you’ll become at it. Remember practice makes perfect. Continue reading Becoming a Better Pilot – Landing
The hobby has many things that we should do and just as many things that we should not do. After talking with some old hands, I’ve taken the time to come up with a comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts based on our collective experience.
This guide is based on common sense. We want you to think about what might go wrong and how to reduce the chance of it going wrong. Continue reading RC Plane Safety Tips
Float planes and sea planes conjure up nostalgic glimpses of a bygone era. Some of the most amazing planes of the last century were float planes. The Russians take the prize for the most interesting float planes and I dreamt endlessly about making an RC Ekranoplan. Who hasn’t at least thought about making a float plane.
About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered by water. Continue reading Float Planes, Flying Boats and Sea Planes
How well do you know HobbyKing planes? Take our quiz to find out just how much of an expert you really are. Continue reading QUIZ: Name That Plane