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The December 2010 issue is now on sale, with not one mention of Christmas but the very best in General Aviation writing, features, photography and news, PLUS the chance to claim £48 of free landings and win a copy of the Pooleys Flight Guide

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Higher and faster - Can you remember the last time you flew above 4,000ft? If not, perhaps it's time you reacquainted yourself with flying high. In this great feature, Tom Vaughan looks at how to benefit from higher speeds, better economy and smoother flight conditions

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EASA update - Pilots are rightly concerned about EASA and its effect on Flight Crew Licensing. With new rules due to become EU law in April 2012, FLYER spoke to leading figures involved in the rulemaking

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Starting Your Engine - Award-winning writer, Justin Cox, tells us why starting an aeroplane's engine isn't always as simple as we'd like… and how to handle our temperamental friend

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Three Budget Buys - Yes, it is possible to buy an aeroplane and not spend a fortune. Nick Lambert finds three quite different aeroplanes with shares for sale at very affordable prices and considers what each type offers potential buyers

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Magni M16C flight test - At last there is a gyrocopter that looks as if it could bring its appeal to the masses - the to-seat Magni M16C

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Pilot Recruitment Focus - In the latest of our monthly spotlight on employment options for professional pilots, we put the spotlight on Bond Offshore Helicopters, a company that offers a challenging and rewarding career for rotary pilots

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Flying Adventure - Canyons and Casinos - Mark Bodger lives his American dream when he visits friends in California, hires a C172 and heads for the mountains and canyons of Nevada - plus a stop off in Las Vegas

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SIX Landing Fees - Six - that's six - free landing fees this month, allowing you to land for free at the Turweston, Popham, Holmbeck, Shobdon, Bodmin and Panshanger. Visit them all and you could save a whopping £48, PLUS you could win a copy of the latest Pooleys UK Flight Guide

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That Worst Day - The latest is our new look version of this FLYER favourite - giving you the chance to discuss the story with other FLYER forumites. This month, Pilot X is on his first solo flight with paying passengers on board, but an hour's delay and passenger's nervousness lead him to forget some basic rules

News - Cessna's single-engine turbine, Breezer launches a UK dealer, the new-look PiperJet is unveiled and Frank Robinson opens the Heli Air R66 training centre

Flight Training Update - NetJets orders 125 Phenom 300Ss, cut price sim time, BA back in profit and Flybe chooses Cabair

Opening Shot - A Piper Super Cub braves the sub-zero conditions of Alaska

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Events - The best GA listing in the UK

Brian Lecomber - Brian admits failing to say 'No' when under pressure

Peter Garrison - One of America's most respected aviation journalists, Peter considers dynamic pressure and its role in aviation

Top Gear - Two impartial product flight tests - the SkyDemon Mobile SD and the Avidyne EX600

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