December 2017

Microlight Flying - December 2017

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Contents
page 17
The story so far

Excluded as a refugee from participation in the UK’s aviation industry, Iris Todorovic never gave up the dream of flight. This is her story

page 18
Biggles flies again

George Simoni of Grass Strip Aviation looks back on 10 years of building replica First World War aircraft

page 20
Flight test: Peabee

The latest offering from Flylight is inspired by a tough, honey-loving little insect. Steve Uzochukwu gest the buzz

page 26
24 hours in Ireland

It’s just next door, but it’s like another country. A special, plane-friendly country, says Paul Kiddell

page 30
Blind ambition

Into his eighties and visually impaired, John Allison books a course of flying lessons and ticks another box on his bucket list

page 32
Flight test: Magic Laser

One month, two tests: Steve Uzochukwu takes Ace Aviation’s redoubtable SSDR flexwing for a spin

page 35
One night in Bedford

Geoff Hill on crap cars, meatballs, and 24 hours in the town that time forgot

page 36
Techtalk

Understanding the difference between calibrated and indicated airspeed, by Ben Syson

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