October 2017

Microlight Flying - October 2017

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Contents
page 20
Flight test: Pipistrel Alpha

“The UK’s best microlight”? Adrian Jones makes the claim; here’s his justification

page 26
Marrakech or bust!

Two novice pilots head south for the sands of Morocco. Robert Potter recounts their story

page 29
Light Aircraft Festival

David Broom finds an enthusiastic audience for the Minifox SSDR at the new lightweight show

page 30
Seriously sunny Spamfield

Sandown hosts the latest edition of a storied event. The best yet, thinks Merv Middleton

page 32
Back in the day

Gordon Faulkner relives his days flying with Low-Level Neville and his recalcitrant chums

page 34
European Microlight Championships

Three bronze medals and a host of stories: Mary Russell reports back from a stormy Hungary

page 36
What’s the crack?

Andy Buchan examines the causes of metal fatigue

page 38
Taking a tumble

P&M’s Bill Brooks on how to avoid a potentially fatal loss of control

page 40
It’s all gone quiet

Why the endless, tedious rehearsals of PFLs? Here’s why, says Geoff Sykes

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