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29/10/2019

Model Aircraft Scales Explained

If you’re interested in kick-starting your model aircraft hobby but are unsure where to start when it comes to the vast range of different scales and sizes then we want to make things as easy as possible for you in starting on this journey! Model aeroplanes are a fantastic pastime, allowing you to reap the benefits of the original aircraft’s beauty in the comfort of your own space. The intricate details displayed on the aircrafts are of an elite standard and are perfect for putting on display to make maximum... Read More

15 longest flights in the world 13/08/2019

The 15 Longest Flights In The World

There’s a noticeable trend in the airline industry over the past few years towards ultra long haul flights. While many of these long-haul flights wouldn’t have been possible only a few years ago, airlines now seem to be competing to offer the longest, ultra long haul flights available.  If you’re interested in knowing more about ultra long haul flights, our blog is a great place to start! We’ll look at how ultra long haul flights are possible, how much distance the longest flights in the world cover, and what might... Read More

Flightstore Pilot Shop Savings 09/05/2019

How Our Pilot Shop Can Save You Money (Money Saving Tips For Pilots)

Aviation, whether a career or a hobby, can be an expensive business. From the training costs to the running costs and making sure that you have the best equipment available, it’s easy to rack up huge bills to fund your flight. Flightstore Pilot Shop A Pilot Shop like Flightstore are a great place to pick up discounts and special deals for pilots that you may not get elsewhere – which will all save you huge amounts of money in the long run. We’re a UK pilot shop that provides top... Read More

Model Aircraft 28/03/2019

Our Guide to Model Planes

Aviation collectors and hobbyists alike are sure to love a model aircraft project. However, aside from purchasing the aircraft model set, it can be difficult to know what to do with it next. In this guide, we’ll take you through every aspect of an aircraft model project from how to paint a model plane, to how to display your model plane (or model plane collection!) and even how to clean and maintain your model aircraft. How To Paint a Model Aircraft There are a few things to consider when painting... Read More

How much do pilots get paid? 14/02/2019

How Much Do Pilots Get Paid?

The career of a pilot is often viewed as a glamorous one – and why shouldn’t it be? The opportunity to travel the world and an excellent salary if you manage to land a job with the right airline. However, training to become a pilot is extremely costly and progression requires dedication to ongoing training and extensive travel. If you’re looking to become a pilot and want a realistic look at how much pilots get paid, or you’re just curious about how much pilots earn, take a read of this... Read More

Facts About Pilots 23/01/2019

8 Things You May Not Know About Pilots

The life of a pilot can be a mysterious one. Although we understand that they fly the plane and occasionally make announcements over the tannoy, the hands-on experience of being a pilot – in the air and on the ground – is largely misunderstood by the public. Far from having an easy time kicking back in the cockpit and earning a huge paycheck, the day-to-day of a pilot is much less glamorous than it seems. As aviation enthusiasts ourselves, we’re always fascinated with the lives of pilots, and we’ve learned... Read More

16/10/2018

Flightstore’s Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas on the horizon, you’re probably wondering what incredible present you can get for the major flying enthusiast in your life. Here at Flightstore, we have a huge range of gift ideas that’ll make your special someone’s heart soar. From charming little stocking fillers to the grandest gifts, Flightstore has hundreds of ideas for you to browse, so you’re bound to find the perfect present. But just in case you need a helping hand, we’ve put together this guide to make things easier. Gifts for your co-pilot Does your... Read More

04/05/2016
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Want To Learn To Fly? Here’s 8 Things To Consider First

Not only is it challenging, rewarding and without a doubt fun, learning to fly can be turned into a career as well as a hobby. With the ability to set your own schedule, many find that flying is a much more cost effective mode of transport, from a business perspective flying to meetings allows you to fit more into one working day. But what really should you consider before you commit to such an expensive qualification? Here at Flightstore we want to make sure you make the right choice before... Read More

11/04/2016
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Celebrating Boeing’s Centennial with Flightstore

Since their foundation on July 15th, 1916, Boeing began to set the standards for all things aviation. Continually soaring over barriers and redefining the industry of air travel, Boeing is head and shoulders above the field, and can deservedly claim to be the number one aerospace force worldwide. With innovative aircrafts across a range of fields – defense & military, spaceflight, and commercial; Boeing’s products are the result of a time-tested successful approach of demanding each engineer, scientist and technician go above and beyond to reshape the future of the... Read More

04/04/2016
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Debunking three of the most common myths about commercial flight

Whether clickbait articles, scaremongers or well-meaning, but ill-informed frequent flyers; there exists a seemingly endless list of rumours, myths, conspiracies, half-truths and outright lies about what happens, and what can happen during a commercial flight. Unfortunately, many of these myths and rumours are now commonplace and taken at face value, leading to unnecessary fear and apprehension about stepping on a plane. You can NOT open the emergency exit door during flight You’ve surely heard this one a number of times before, that the emergency exit doors on commercial flights can... Read More