Bob Grimstead tests the VW-powered Jodel D.18 homebuilt (Photo: Karen Grimstead)

Pilot’s May edition main cover feature focuses on preparing for a forced landing after engine failure, where every second counts. Why aren’t we practising forced landings more regularly, asks warbird pilot Bob Davy?

Our Flight Test is on the Jodel D.18: frugal and fun to fly, the lightest Jodel model can carry two average-weight people at 100mph, on just the 65hp of a converted VW engine.

We also look at the humanitarian operations of the Mission Aviation Fellowship, which flies to more destinations worldwide than any airline, journeying to places that seem unreachable and providing medical help, supplies and a vital link for remote communities.