Ben Lovegrove


My name is Ben Lovegrove and I blog about aviation, aircraft, airlines, air travel, tourism, aerospace, Urban Air Mobility (UAM), UAP/UFO, and various other related or obscure subjects.

I had my first air experience in 1966, a ride in a Bell 47D helicopter. In the 1980s I learned to fly and acquired a UK PPL. In 1990 I obtained a City & Guild Certificate in Aviation Studies at Farnborough Technical College. In 2013 I began reselling, flying, and blogging about drones. I’m a volunteer director for the Daedalus Aviation & Heritage Group based at Solent Airport (EGHF).


Learn To Fly Course

I learned to fly over 30 years ago and in this course is a distillation of the lessons I learned through many mistakes and few successes along the way. It includes advice and tips about training, saving money, and shortening the route to completion.  This is a course designed to inspire and motivate you rather than a technical course covering specific parts of the PPL syllabus. Join me on this course as I introduce you to the wonderful world of the Pilot Licence, general aviation, commerical aviation, and the aviation industry.

Drone Business Course

In 2013 I noticed that drones were going to be very widely used in years to come so I started selling and flying them, and then I started an aerial photography business.  There are now many skillful drone pilots who could be earning extra money or running a business providing aerial photography and other drone services. This course is about starting and running such a business. It’s about marketing yourself, gaining and keeping clients, managing your budget while maximising your profits.

Ufology Course

In recent years the subject of UFOs (or UAP to use the modern acronym) has become a hot topic. The first Congressional hearings for 50 years on UAP were held in the spring of 2022. There is now an overwhelming amount of data and eyewitness accounts to investigate. This course is designed for anyone with little or no previous knowledge of the subject who wants to be quickly brougt up to speed e.g. journalists & broadcasters, or anyone else who wants to delve in and explore, such as bloggers and investigators.

Dating Site Business Course

Are you looking for a part-time or full-time business you can run from home that is low risk with the potentional for high rewards? I have over 15 years of experience running online dating sites.  This course is a summary of what I’ve learned.  Enroll on this course and I’ll explain how to begin, how to save time and money, and how to equip yourself with the right tools and tricks to maximize your chances of success while minimizing the risks associated with starting an online business.


Content Writing

You’ve probably heard it said that content is king. That’s only half the equation. You also need search engine optimised content designed to make your site rank for the search terms that your intended audience use when they’re looking for what you provide.

Video Creation

Videos now account for vast amounts of internet traffic. A short video lasting a few seconds is all it takes to grab the elusive attention span of your target market. I can make you videos that last seconds or minutes. Use them on your website or in social media.

SEO Audits

How’s your website doing? What’s internal linking structure like? How good is your on-page or off-page SEO? If you don’t know what I’m talking about you probably need someone like me who can audit and improve your site and explain in plain English how it’s done.

WordPress Websites

It’s not difficult to build a website but it’s not so easy to build one that looks professional, loads quickly, contains all the text, images, videos, and products that are specific to you, and which is secure enough to withstand attacks from the cybercriminals.

Book it now!

Two Seater Spitfire Flights &Amp; Heritage Hangar Visit

Two Seater Spitfire Flights & Heritage Hangar Visit

How about the thrill of flying in a Spitfire over the beautiful county of Kent? Our CAA-approved Spitfire flights are the perfect way to see the area from up above. You’ll be able to drink in the stunning views and, if you want, even take the controls yourself (at the pilot’s discretion, of course). Plus, we’ll include an in-flight recording and souvenir so you can relive the experience again and again.

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The best Spitfire flight simulator experience: A guide to costs, realism, and providers

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A Spitfire flight simulator experience offers an exciting and unique experience for aviation enthusiasts of all ages. These flight simulators provide the opportunity to experience the thrill of flying a Spitfire, one of the most iconic and celebrated aircraft of World War II. Whether you’re a history buff or just looking for an exciting new…
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Paratrikes, Paragliding, Parascending, Paramotoring, and Hang Gliding

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In this post we will be comparing the exciting and exhilarating air sports of paratrikes, paragliding, parascending, paramotoring, and hang gliding. The terms are often confused and used interchangeably, and hang gliders in particular are sometimes referred to as microlights, so let’s examine each in turn.  Paragliding Paragliding is a form of recreational aviation in…
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Where To Find A Microlight For Sale In The UK: Manufacturers, Clubs, Individuals

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If you’ve decided to buy one then finding a microlight for sale in the UK is not difficult, but before you part with your cash you need to be diligent in your research.  Don’t let your eagerness to get airborne override your other senses.  Buyer beware is never more good advice than when it comes…
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Helicopter Ride Cornwall – The Perfect Way To See The County

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There’s no better way to appreciate the beauty of Cornwall’s ancient landscape than from above, (unless of course you’re investigating its ancient trackways and ley lines, in which case you’ll definitely want to be on the ground). Booking a helicopter flight will give you an opportunity to see the landmarks that litter the peninsula, from…
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