The May issue of Pilot magazine is available to buy from 28 April. Find out what’s inside and where to get subscriptions!

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We are flying again, and the May edition of Pilot, on the newsstands from 28 April, is full of aviation excitement. Alongside the latest news, our features include: *First flown in 1946, the charming Chipmunk – known affectionately as the ‘poor man’s Spitfire’ – outlasted more modern designs and continues to serve with the RAF as an indispensable tailwheel trainer for Battle of Britain Memorial Flight pilots. Bob Davy completes an aerobatic flight test

*Pilot Profile of the new world air sports federation President, David Monks – a Brit determined to end the era of murkiness and politics that has plagued the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. Having worked his way to the top in helicopter competitions, David is a man on a mission

*No2 in our Sim Sessions series: taking inspiration from a real-life experience where a reader found himself in Instrument Meteorological Conditions – solid cloud – with a navaid failure, the Assistant Editor flies his virtual Cessna into deteriorating weather, ending up in IMC without electrics – a testing experience of a different kind!

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