The bimonthly “Piloter” magazine is shining the spotlight on the Grumman G-164 Ag-Cat, an agricultural crop-dusting biplane, and the Pilatus PC-21, a training aircraft for Air Force pilots.
For the no.72 issue (November-December 2018) of “Piloter”, the editorial board has decided to put the Grumman G-164 Ag-Cat on the front cover. This aircraft was specifically designed for aerial spraying in the 1950s. This issue contains a report from the Hérault department, from the hangars of the Delta 2 company, where this robust aircraft (of which there are only two in France) has the task of eradicating mosquitoes, sometimes at only 3 meters off the ground.
The magazine also takes a look at the Pilatus PC-21 (produced by the Swiss company Pilatus Aircraft), a new training aircraft for the Air Force. With a focus on a model that, from now on, pilots will have to be able to control before serving on board a Rafale or Mirage.
This issue also features an investigation into the sometimes heated relationship between airports and local residents, as well as a presentation from the Institut aéronautique Amaury de la Grange flight school, in the Nord department.
Last but not least, there is the column by Claude Lelaie, the first A380 pilot, and the magazine’s usual technical report, offering an interview on Declared Training Organization (DTO) regulations as well as articles about accident investigations, the risks incurred by cabin crew during flights, and a debrief on handling jet streams at high altitudes.
“Piloter.” November – December 2018. Altipresse.