April 27, 2022
December 23, 2021
Book review: A Man on the Moon by Andrew Chaikin
Philip Whiteman reviews A Man on the Moon by Andrew Chaikin, a definitive account of the Apollo programme bursting with revelations...
October 22, 2021
Pilot book review: Flying Stories by Dave Unwin
Open Dave Unwin’s anthology of work - Sky Stories - and find yourself in the cockpit with him, his words bringing into focus just why we love to fly.
June 25, 2021
Retro review: Hasselblad 500 series 120 roll film camera (1957-2013)
A camera closely connected to aviation... Philip Whiteman reviews the Hasselblad 500 series 120 roll film camera (1957-2013)
March 17, 2021
NASA lava lamp: get with the retro revival!
You may wonder what a lava lamp is doing on this site, but the connection with aviation is stronger than the NASA logo alone suggests
March 16, 2021
Hasselblad – A camera closely connected to aviation
Philip Whiteman looks at a camera closely connected to aviation - Hasselblads are still useable & hold appeal as a collector’s item
January 22, 2021
5 fantastic aviation books to beat your lockdown boredom
From pilot autobiographies, to historical tales of derring-do, to a delightfully silly cartoon book great for kids & adult aviation enthusiasts alike; check out these 5 flying books to beat your lockdown boredom!
January 20, 2021
Oris Reno Air Races Limited Edition pilot watch – review
The Oris Reno Air Races Ltd Edition watch has a classical, easy to read face design, providing various timing functions that are useful to flyers
January 19, 2021
Learning To Fly |video series – reviewed
An insightful series for those wanting to know more about aviation & an exhilarating ride for those already familiar with the magic of flying
January 13, 2021
X-Plane Mobile flight simulator – review
Housebound, isolated, and wanting to fly? The phone is the limit! All you need to fly from home is a phone, X-Plane Mobile, and an internet connection
July 9, 2020
“Elegant yet inexpensive” – review of the AVI-8 Flyboy Lafayette chronograph
While aesthetics are a subjective matter, I think most people would agree that pilot watch specialist AVI-8’s latest model looks rather classy | Words: Philip Whiteman