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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

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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

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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

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How to overcome the fear of flying – Part 1

It’s one of the most common phobias, with estimates reporting that around 7% of the world’s population suffer from this affliction. It’s known clinically as ‘aerophobia’, and it has the potential to prevent a person from travelling, whether for leisurely jet setting or visiting out of town family members & loved ones, a deeply problematic and upsetting dilemma. Here at Flightstore, we want to share with you some of the most effective, tried-and-tested methods for combating this fear, in a series of posts to help you take control of your... Read More

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Boeing 737 MAX’s Maiden Flight is a roaring success!

Two years after the official Boeing YouTube channel launched their introductory video for the 5th-generation 737 MAX, we’ve at last witnessed the maiden journey of this eagerly-awaited aircraft, which took off as  scheduled, on the 29th January. What’s New? Boeing’s official company line revolves around promoting the 737 MAX’s efficiency, and that’s a buzzword you’ll hear whenever they talk about the latest entry to the 737 line. It’s definitely not just a load of hot air, though, the Boeing 737 MAX is expected to walk the walk, figuratively speaking, once... Read More

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Tracey Curtis-Taylor touches down as tribute to Amy Johnson complete.

Here at Flightstore we previously looked at some key milestones in the history of aviation, and noted that as the sheer scope of the subject covers such a staggering amount of heroes, iconic aircrafts and records, it was inevitable for there to be key omissions. One such milestone we weren’t able to touch upon was the 1930 flight of British female pilot, (or in the vernacular of the time ‘aviatrix) Amy Johnson, who successfully flew solo halfway around the world from Croydon to Darwin, Australia – covering 11, 000 intercontinental... Read More

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The biggest UK Airshows of 2016

2016 is set to be the best year yet for UK airshows. We’re all set to welcome back some of the most popular airshows, parades and conventions, as well as welcome in some UK airshows set to debut in 2016. There are a whole host of events to look forward to, up and down the UK this year, and here at Flightstore we want to make sure you don’t miss out. Make sure to share this infographic with other aviation enthusiasts to ensure that nobody misses out on these absolutely... Read More

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Four Reasons to get on board with Flight Simulation during training

We’ve all dreamt of being at the controls in the cockpit of a plane, soaring through the clouds and mastering the skies at speed – taking in iconic landscapes and being awed by the scope of the earth’s surface below. For most of us, it remains a dream, however that doesn’t mean it’s not possible to enjoy at least a slice of the action. Flight simulators virtually recreate the experience of flying through artificial means, and flight simulation programmes range from simple computer games, to full-on, immersive and lifelike conditions,... Read More

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Milestones in Aviation

  Mention aviation to a layperson, and they’d probably be able to think of the Wright Brothers, an iconic aircraft such as Concorde, or perhaps even a major aviation obstacle that has been conquered – such as breaking the sound barrier. Historic aviation truly is fascinating, and boasts a backstory like no other. Here at Flightstore, we’re going to look back at the truly monumental events in the history of aviation, from the pioneers to the innovators. First hot air balloon flight Of course, our story begins with Joseph and... Read More

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First Class Aviation Gifts for Pilots this Christmas

The countdown is well and truly on for Christmas day, only 12 days remain and it’s crunch time for those still looking to find the perfect present for a friend, co-worker or loved one. You might imagine shopping for the pilot in your life to be a tough task, but here at Flightstore, one of the leading industry suppliers of superb gifts for pilots, we can ease you through this process. You might like to head on over right now to browse Flightstore’s extensive aviation gifts store to get the... Read More