Instrument Pilot Magazine

Instrument Pilot is the magazine of PPL/IR - Europe.


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Instrument Pilot Magazine 120 (Spring 2019)

In this issue we read about the PPL/IR - Europe seminar on Standard Operating Procedures for single pilot IFR, one member's fly-out to Morocco, one member's project to rebuild a Seneca twin, detailed analysis of an IFR accident, discuss the anatomy of a TMA bust, hark back to the HO Wills Flying Scholarship plus the regular quiz, latest news and an update from the Chairman.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 119 (Winter 2018)

In this issue we read about the PPL/IR - Europe fly-out to Italy and Macedonia, one member's fly-out to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one member's love for his Cessna Crusader, refresh on the Standard Beam Approach, receive an insight into our unsung heroes, our engineers, we introduce the Representation, Advocacy and Partnership (RAP) Working Group, plus the regular quiz, latest news and an update from the Chairman.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 118 (Autumn 2018)

In this issue we read one member's experience in obtaining the CBIR, learn how to choose a suitable alternative aerodrome,  read one member's fly-out from Tarbes to Santiago, and another member's fly-out to Quimper, share some highlights from the recent PPL/IR - Europe fly-out to Gdansk, we introduce the Competence and Operations Working Group, receive a practical guide to 'breaking-in brakes', plus the regular quiz, latest news and an update from the Chairman.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 117 (Summer 2018)

In this issue we read about the practical aspects of hypoxia, some lessons learned by one member for all our benefit, help you take that first step towards buying a TBM, part two into 'Owning and Maintaining an Aircraft, we introduce the Communications Working Group, share some notes from the recent Spring Conference and AGM, read about one member's fly-out to fair Verona, plus the regular quiz, latest news for instrument private pilots and an update from the Chairman.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 116 (Spring 2018)

In this issue we read part two of one member's trip from the UK to Trinidad and back, we introduce the PPL/IR - Europe Working Groups, begin a series into 'Owning and Maintaining an Aircraft', help you take that first step into becoming an Instrument Rated Examiner, share some notes from the recent 'Airspace Infringements Awareness' course, plus the regular quiz, latest news for instrument private pilots and an update from the Chairman.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 115 (Winter 2017)

In this issue we read about the recent fly-out tour of the Balkans, a reminder guide to hand propping,  part one of one member's trip from the UK to Trinidad and back in a Cessna 421, notes from the recent PBN Conference, GTN tips and tricks, one member's review of a recent fly-out to Losinj, Croatia and the regular quiz, latest news for instrument private pilots and an update from the Chairman.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 114 (Autumn 2017)

In this issue we read about the Piper PA46 Malibu Mirage, study numerical weather prediction, a summary of the excellent Advanced Pilot Seminar and take the weekend off in the Isle of Skye Scotland.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 113 (Summer 2017)

In this issue we read about the Beechcraft Bonanza, a report of our Spring Meeting, a weekend in Dresden and the second part of a longer trip from Montreal to Tiblisi.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 112 (Spring 2017)

In this issue we read about the Diamond DA40, the Aspen Evolution 1000, a weekend in Alderney and the first part of a longer trip from Montreal to Tiblisi.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 111 (Winter 2016)

In this issue, read about the Piper PA30 Twin Comanche, trips to Iceland and Croatia, and how anyone can get an Instrument Rating or what it takes to become an Instrument Rating Instructor.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 110 (Autumn 2016)

In this issue we read about the Liberty/Discovery XL-2, visit Siljan Air Park, discuss RNAV approaches and go back to basics to learn how to land

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 109 (Summer 2016)

In this issue, we read about the Cessna P210N Silver Eagle, touring in Africa and meetings at Aeroexpo Friedrichshafen and the Spring Meeting/AGM.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 108 (Spring 2016)

In this issue, we read about the Cirrus SR22, weekenders to Arnsberg and Mohnesee, the evolution of satellite navigation, part 3 of the series on cockpit weather and reflections on 60 years of private flying.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 107 (Winter 2015/2016)

In this issue, we read about the Cessna 172, weekender trip to Chambery, contrast the progress of  LPV approaches between US and UK, cockpit resource management and part 2 of our series on cockpit weather.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 106 (Autumn 2015)

In this issue, read about the Mooney M20M, unusual attitudes, weekender trip to Gleneagles in Scotland and a PPL/IR summer flyout to Heidelberg.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 105 (Summer 2015)

In this issue, read about the Grumman AA5, weekend trip to the Faroes to see the solar eclipse, a tour of  whisky distilleries in the scottish highlands and our annual spring meeting.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 104 (Spring 2015)

In this issue, read about the Cessna turbo 206H, a Daher-Socata factory tour and TBM900 test flight and a review of the Avidyne IFD540

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 103 (Winter 2014)

In this issue, read about the Socata TB21 Trinidad, flight training for an Instrument Rating, converting a FAA IR to an EASA IR, trip to Bologna, Italy  and how Jeppessen Charts have changed over the years.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 102 (May - August 2014)

In this issue, read about trips to Colmar, France and  to Kenya, the latest on EGNOS, training in obtaining the Instrument Rating (Part 1 of 2) and an ADL110 Flight Test Report.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 101 (March & April 2014)

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In this issue, read part 2 of an Atlantic crossing from Gloucester to Tulsa in a Cessna 421C and details of upcoming meetings and events.

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Instrument Pilot Magazine 100 (January & February 2014)

In this issue, read about regulatory changes affecting the future of the Instrument Rating, technical explanations of ADS-B/TCAS and a North Atlantic crossing from Gloucester to Tulsa in a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle.

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Earlier editions of Instrument Pilot Magazine can be downloaded from our magazine archive page.