June 2020 Issue of Light Aviation
Solar Impulse 2 commences its global circumnavigation



  • Chairman’s Chat - Tim Hardy gets back in the air and hopes for the start of a return of commercial activity.
  • News - Members design Covid protection, Beagle Pup prototype returns to the air, 912 soft start available.
  • Rotax engine thefts - Some members’ ideas on how to make it harder for the thieves.
  • Aeronca desires - Arthur W J G Ord-Hume relates the tale of a C.3 purchase he tried to hide from his parents.
  • Project News - Duds starts the fuselage of his KFA Safari, plus the completion of a Rotax engined Jodel DR1050.
  • Bird’s eye view - Ray Wilkinson provides useful tips on taking photos from the air -safely.
  • Destinations - Martin visits Brienne-le-Chateau, once home to Napoleon, now home to the RSA Rally.
  • Struts4U - Anne Hughes with news from around the Struts and Clubs, plus their contact details.
  • Coaching Corner - Back in the air / take care. Plan carefully, avoid airspace and pay attention to the circuit.
  • Flight test Thatcher - Francis Donaldson enjoys the first UK Thatcher CX-4, and it does swing to the right!
  • LPIP or Overhaul - Ruth Kelly takes her RV-8’s prop to Proptech to see whether she can have an LPIP.
  • I learned from that - A moments inattention in packing his lift raft could have cost Peter Yarrow his life!
  • Safety Spot - Jabiru flywheels and tight engines, troublesome tremblers and leaking oil pressure senders.
  • Meet the Members - We meet former Board member and Cold War Vulcan pilot, Harry Hopkins.
  • Green flying - Airfields, large or small, are vital green spaces that are havens for fauna and flora.
  • CEO Thoughts - Working with the BGA and BMAA to restart recreational flying. Business as usual at HQ.
  • Classifieds - Check out the classifieds for the bargains and the services to help maintain your aircraft.