6.11.2017 How do you rebuild Blanik L-13? Come see with us!  Finální montáž. Foto: Jan Dvořák

Follow Flying Revue to the backstage of Czech gliders’ manufacturers   Heavy hearts of Blanik glider enthusiasts could finally cheer up a year ago - Blanik Limited was awarded an EASA certificate that it can carry out rebuilding of the grounded gliders. So, we went behind the scenes and visited the production to see what needs to be done and what does your Blanik must go through before it can fly again, and its lifespan can extend up to 6,000 hours.  more

16.10.2017 Australia, it is a wonderful infinity, says Jiri Prusa after he’s flown above the continent for over 18,000 kilometers Downtown Sydney. Credit: Jiri Prusa

Australia 2017: Interview by Jan Dvorak   Cessna 182 and Ayers Rock, Cape York, Sydney, Melbourne, Gulf of Carpentaria, and endless, hundreds of kilometers long deserted beaches, flying for hours and hours above the infinite dusty landscape with equally endless, perfectly straight railroad in the middle. All this and much more is Australia from above. Find details on Jiri Prusa’s another successful expedition.   more

14.9.2017 An extreme airport: Madeira. Beware of turbulence on the runway Funchal Airport, Madeira in the Atlantic. Photo by Flying Revue

Extreme airports I.: Madeira, Portugal    Dear readers, Flying Revue owns one of the world's largest collections of landings at about 400 airports in Europe, the USA, Australia, and Africa. We have captured many of them on video, too. We chose the most demanding landings from a pilot standpoint, and we’d like to present these to you in our series of Extreme Airport articles. Here, in the first episode, we invite you to Funchal airport in Madeira as experienced by our pilot Jiri Prusa.  more

1.9.2017 First in the world: Prerov gyroplane enthusiasts have an airplane that can drive on the road GyroMotion – a gyroplane that can fly as well as drive on regular roads. Pictured on Wenceslas Square in Prague here. Credit: AGN systems ltd.

A plane that’s allowed on the roads        Desire to fly is as old as humanity itself, desire to have a flying automobile is just a little bit younger than the history of flying but no less intense. It is thanks to gyroplane enthusiasts from Moravia that this dream is currently becoming a reality, and based on all things considered, it is them who built and homologized a machine, first of its kind in the world, which has been approved for flying as well as driving on surface roads. more

Composit Airplanes spol. s r.o. Diamond Aircraft DA42. Foto: Composit Airplanes

The history of Composit Airplanes s.r.o. dates back to 1992. Since that time it has mainly been involved in production of laminated parts used in various sport, aviation and car industry production or in communication technologies. In addition to the fortified laminate parts for any types of aircraft and categories, Composit Airplanes s.r.o. runs mass as well as made to order production of catamaran hulls, pull behind motorcycle trailers, windsurfer boards, laminating molds, carbon robotic arms for production processes automation, bullet-proof vests, police helmets and other products.  One of the most important orders fulfilled for the aviation sector was the full-scale replica of Gripen aircraft. The company is also proud of having introduced to the market its own microlight glider VIVA. more


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