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How Kylie is linked to the TBM 900

Tempted by the TBM? Check this out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0UN660132A Kylie says "Do watch the vid" - but for more info on what customers think, I'll start by proffering a piece I wrote for Arabian Aerospace's Show Business at the Middle East Business Aviation Show last December. The contented commuter  For one TBM850 owner travelling to work is pure pleasure. Liz Moscrop meets a man with a (flight) plan  Allow me to lull you into a false sense of security as you prepare to wade your way through an article about the advantages of turboprop over jet aircraft to the owner pilot. Last year Daher Socata sold its first [...]
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Doctor’s orders – wellness on tap at World Travel Market and Luxury Travel Fair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyhs442Ovrk I have to admit upfront to an unashamed plug for Zening Resorts in Cyprus in this video. I have no affiliation with the company, but have visited there twice. Each time I have come away the richer. The brainchild of Ajay Goyal (Google him - he's a good guy and cracking publisher and journalist), Zening was five years in the making, and came into being after extensive research, where he travelled to 12 countries over five years. The eco-friendly destination is a sustainable and holistic holiday resort located across from the Latchi Harbour in Chrysochous Bay, Paphos, Cyprus. It comprises 145 luxury [...]
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Elizabeth’s Aeronautical Adventures

August 19, 2014 @ 16:33
by lizmoscrop
Trailer for Chapter 1. EAA Air Venture 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5oex7PFPTA
2013 EBACEPhoto : Darrin Vanselow © 2013 / 2014

No Bull this time – just admiration for a great air race!

August 19, 2014 @ 16:28
by lizmoscrop
Last Friday evening saw me head out to Ascot with my former flying instructor Tim Baish (who's setting up an interesting new business, which I'll keep you posted about as it unfurls). We were guests of Cirrus at the pre Red Bull Air Race event, and the party was a casual yet deluxe affair with plenty of great food, drinks and most importantly, company. The pilots were all on hand to meet us and were unfailingly polite and happy to chat, despite the fact they were prepping for an intense weekend of competition.  I was happy to see my pals [...]

Oshkosh wrap up. Abandoning the Wenzel…

August 12, 2014 @ 01:04
by lizmoscrop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9gSkqNaHVY Finally...am writing this from the comfort of my own home in London. The trip was a blast from start to finish. The Hilton evening actually marked the last night in the Wenzel. I was soooo beat after 8 nights camping in a tiny tent. Prepared to soldier on, but so many people saw the state of me on Friday morning that I had several offers of air beds for the evening. Hat tips to Amy Laboda and Paul Berterolli of Avweb for their generosity in offering me something more comfortable.  However, my knight in shining armour turned out to [...]

Oshkosh day 4 – Waking up at the Wenzel

August 1, 2014 @ 04:48
by lizmoscrop
  Well, surprisingly enough to all concerned (i.e. me) I'm still hanging in at he Wenzel. Have given up a great deal semblance of civilisation now and become almost feral. If I'm hungry I insist on eating. Anything. Donuts, unidentifiable meat in white soggy bread, bright coloured cupcakes. Since there's sugar in everything (especially the vegetables) I'm resigned to eczema on my face and a bloated stomach. Goes with the scruffy hair and damp clothes littering the Wenzel. I don't think I actually smell bad. I've been showering and wearing clean clothes, but if I do, nobody's been impolite enough [...]

Oshkosh Day 2 officially. Still riveting – despite the camping

July 30, 2014 @ 00:05
by lizmoscrop
"So Liz, how's the camping?" So goes the question from friends I encounter here. It's still going on. The Wenzel on 48 has its downsides, certainly, and I'm still hunting for the spa and jacuzzi on Camp Scholler, but generally tis all good, as I"m only there to sleep. After a bracing shower in the plush facilities, Matt Thurber - roving reporter from www.ainonline.com and I drove over to the site for breakfast and a fascinating programme update from Aspen Avionics, who are going great guns with their retrofit programme for lighter aircraft. Its ADS-B product line now include more options to meet the [...]

Oshkosh Day 2 – the awakening continues…

July 29, 2014 @ 03:56
by lizmoscrop
Day one and I’m already exhausted. In a good way. Sitting in Starbucks with friend and www.ainonline.com colleague Matt Thurber trying to download what’s happened today to a page. I have zero brain left and am still feeling totally blissed out with the experience. Yesterday involved a twister, a new aircraft launch, a meeting with Mr Fang, a Chinese entrepreneur who is building said aircraft, a couple of parties and a campsite ghost. And yes, I’m still liking camping. First things first – the brand-new aircraft launch and a pretty cool first proper story to learn about for my Osh. [...]

The Oshkosh virgin is deflowered

July 27, 2014 @ 04:55
by lizmoscrop
Arrive in style with fellow reporter pal James Wynbrandt in his Mooney over Lake Winnebago to land. Awesome. Park at the Weekes museum static and see loads of vintage stuff being prepped for the show. Alas Camp Scholler is miles away :( Young gent in golf buggy sees us wandering with suitcases, so picks me up and ferries me there. Waits while I get registered. Drives me to a spot next to Wifi, near to showers and store and site and totally lovely couple. Who help me pitch the tent and stake my spot.  We drove via a group of [...]
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In search of Bessie Coleman. Chicago, June 19 2014

June 20, 2014 @ 06:15
by lizmoscrop
Alas Bessie Coleman was not on display at the Dusable Museum of African American history in Chicago. And there were only a couple of mentions of the Tuskagee Airmen. They are all touring in an exhibit called "Black Wings." Turns out curator Charles Bethea's grandfather was involved in setting up one of the first African American airfields in Maryland, and will share more about that with me at a later date via email. (Coz I'll be quizzing him for sure!)  So no Bessie and not much aviation, but what an education I had. Charles asked me was I enjoying the [...]