Ten years ago
No fewer than three flight tests entertained readers. The four-seat turborpop Lancair Evolution, the
Remos GX Light Sport Aircraft, and the Australian Whitney
Boomerang two-seat trainer, the latter loosely based on the Tomahawk, alongside a buyer’s guide to the Renegade Spirit. There were also a flying adventure to Mexico in a Mooney and a profile of Dinard airport (that French ATC guide might be useful). Not an ILAFFT but perhaps even more scary was the story of a VFR pilot
forced into IMC, the tale told from the various viewpoints of the pilot, passengers, air traffic, and friend/ pilot in an accompanying aircraft who made it to the destination by another route and then waited for news fearing the worst. Practical matters dealt with
how to solo taildraggers, which demand different skills, and all you needed to know about placards.