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Ed force 1 – with Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson

February 19, 2016 @ 16:14
After a great day at Cardiff Airport yesterday I uploaded a video of the shenanigans. There's loads more material to come for my various media outlets, but here's an idea of just how humungous Ed Force 1 is!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUm2SQcc77Q  
Melissa Pemberton

Speaking to Shelley Irwin on PBS!

December 10, 2015 @ 12:44
The lovely Shelley Irwin interviewed me today for the morning show WGVU TV Ask the Expert, Community Connection for PBS, for which I am entirely delighted. I"m in the process of creating a site based on the book, which I'll let you know about once it is live. Today we spoke about Baroness de Laroche – the first female pilot with a license 1910 Blanche Stuart Scott – the first US woman with a license 1910 Harriet Quimby – the first female pilot to fly across the English Channel 1911 Bessie Coleman – first black pilot with a license – male [...]
Jolie Lucas

Business aviation heroes

October 10, 2015 @ 12:45
This post also appears on www.fly-corporate.com which has tons of great content. Go and visit! The word Ambassador means a bearer of goodwill. There are some great advocates for business aviation quietly championing its cause.  John Travolta, Jenson Button and Jackie Chan have heaped publicity on jets for Embraer and Bombardier, and kudos to them for that. However, at the lighter end of the aircraft scale, there’s an army of brand ambassadors doing countless great deeds and introducing general aviation (GA) into people’s lives in a positive way.   Take Phillip Bozek, for example. Daher Socata’s youngest TBM 900 owner [...]
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Pilots of the Caribbean

August 19, 2015 @ 09:53
In which I get lucky enough to be a guest of Princess Juliana International Airport and enjoy the thrills of St Maarten and its surrounds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAf9mIk2aiE   One of my long cherished destinations, I was not disappointed. I just spent a week having possibly the most enjoyable press trip of my entire life. St Maarten has been on my bucket list for ever, and though I swore not to 'surf the fence, ' as soon as I arrived I was hooked and up there along with several other like minded people. If you've never stood underneath finals of a thundering [...]

Mooney magic at Osh15

July 30, 2015 @ 01:07
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PhtNb1wE4o In which I sought out the Mooneys and found a most affable crew...  

Submarines, rescue dogs and bathrooms – Liz does Osh – again

July 29, 2015 @ 00:01
In which I track down a submarine, a dog and a flushable toilet. Oh and some flying...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae4FEDjzi5Y    
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Osh day sometime in which I win an aircraft

July 24, 2015 @ 15:05
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whr2oVvHa2A Here's my video from yesterday - fresh from the Robb Montgomery school of filming - and also wanting to depict some of what I see there on the enormous festival of aviation that is Osh.  They've promised me I'll win the plane in the sweepstakes, so it must be true. There's a ton of seaplane news emanating from the show. I have also been quietly impressed with the major turboprop manufactures - Piper, Mooney and Daher Socata - all of whom have been pulling out the stops, upgrading their products for customers, but also encouraging them to [...]

Oshkosh 2015 Day 1

July 21, 2015 @ 20:14
https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=6Um05jhkNcc Here I am in Wisconsin again - one year on, minus the Wenzel, but replete with jet lag, sugar rush and completely fogged brain. 2015 sees me with upgraded accommodation - a four man tent courtesy of my friend Jeff Propson, a car, and oodles of experience now I"m a veteran Oshkosher. The show is as appealing as it was last year, but with my vast knowledge and British accent I'm blundering slightly less. There's something about discomfort though that help you gloss over and soft focus with memory. That's the reason I learned to develop a bladder of iron at [...]
Dan Hulme CEO OnAIr Dining

A taste for the high life

July 5, 2015 @ 21:12
Dan Hulme bursts through the door of his London headquarters brandishing a colourful fistful of plastic bags. “I’m really excited about these!” he crows. The vibrant haul contains a new range of bespoke frozen cocktails he has commissioned from expert mixologists Pontoon – destined to taste delicious in the sky. They are the latest addition to the gourmet fare the chef turned entrepreneur provides for private fliers. His company OnAir Dining caters for the top end of private aviation, and he is extremely selective about his partners. His newest recruit is the cocktail world’s equivalent of Gordon Ramsey, Pontoon’s head [...]
5X Rollout at Merignac

Falcon 5X arrives in style

June 2, 2015 @ 23:12
Dassault's brand new baby throws the gauntlet down for a new standard in the market There are some days my job is much easier than others. Today was one of those. Dassault Falcon kindly invited me to its facility in Bordeaux Merignac to witness the rollout of the latest jet in its Falcon product line. The ceremony was su perb, stylish and sophisticated. The 400 strong audience appreciative. The airframer had invited 50 key employees to share in the celebrations, and they formed part of a launch that featured high wire acrobats, stylish film and graphics, smoke machines and dancing. [...]