Aviate, Navigate, Communicate

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 subjects.

I can offer product promotion and reviews, SEO (search engine optimisation) & AIO (AI Optimisation) services, WordPress websites, content creation, and a host of other services for businesses of any size. Contact me for details.

I have four course on Udemy (see below). You can also find me on YouTube and several other social media accounts.

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Your Guide to the Ancient Pre-Christian Deities of the British Isles

Reading Time: 32 minutes
Many pilots enjoying flying over England’s green and pleasant land but I wonder how many are aware of all the deities of the British Isles that preside over this ancient country. From the Isle of Wight to the Orkney Isles, gods, goddesses, spirits, and otherworldy beings abound. So whether you’re following the carefully planned track…
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Play Airline Review: A Summary for the Curious Traveller

Reading Time: 3 minutes
Legacy carriers have long dominated the skies, but there’s always room for budget carriers who spot an opening. The emergence of Play Airline is an example of contemporary entrepreneurship fused with Icelandic ingenuity. Founded amidst the tumult of the 21st century’s third decade, Play has rapidly sculpted a niche within the competitive airspace of transatlantic…
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Midjourney Aviation Art.  The Quest For Stunning Aviation Art and Images

Reading Time: 7 minutes
Is Midjourney aviation art a thing yet? Most of my attempts at creating stunning visual aviatoin imagery this way have failed so far.  The results from prompts that specify the aircraft type or use a common name like ‘Boeing Jumbo jet‘ are clearly recognised but fail to produce an accurate depiction of the aircraft.  The…
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Creating Engaging AI Video Avatars: A Guide to AI Avatars and Video Generation

Reading Time: 8 minutes
Creating AI video avatars has become a popular way of presenting your brand, creating adverts, and producing training videos. With the availability of generative AI tools like ChatGPT to create the scripts and video generating tools to create the videos, it’s never been easier to produce content that is engaging, entertaining, and informative. So video…
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The 10 Best AI Tools for Business Productivity in Aviation etc

Reading Time: 9 minutes
The best AI tools for business have become indispensable assets in today’s increasingly digital and competitive landscape. They offer a wide array of functionalities, from automating tedious tasks to providing data-driven insights, allowing companies to operate more efficiently and make more informed decisions. These tools are designed to complement human skills and intuition, thereby empowering…
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Helipads on Private Land in the UK: Planning, Regulations, etc

Reading Time: 6 minutes
Helipads are becoming an increasingly sought-after feature for a variety of settings, from private estates to commercial buildings and even yachts. As the concept of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) gains traction, the convenience and efficiency of having a personal helipad are more appealing than ever. This blog post serves as an introductory guide, covering the…
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Airplanes from the 1930s Golden Age – From Fighter to Airliner

Reading Time: 8 minutes
Dive into the fascinating world of airplanes from the 1930s, a decade that forever changed the landscape of aviation. Whether you’re an aspiring pilot, a seasoned aviator, or simply an aviation enthusiast, there is probably at least one iconic aircraft that defined this transformative era that will catch your eye. From the United States to…
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ITA Airways Reviews: What people are saying about this Italian airline

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Increasing numbers of ITA Airways reviews are being posted online as customers give their reaction to Italy’s flag carrier, now that Italia Airways is no more. If you’re planning a trip to Italy or considering flying with ITA Airways, this post summaries ITA Airways, covering its history, fleet, cabin classes, and other essential aspects. Below…
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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.


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.

Aviate, Navigate, Communicate

The phrase “Aviate, Navigate, Communicate” is a cornerstone principle in aviation that serves as a decision-making hierarchy for pilots, particularly during emergency situations. The sequence is designed to prioritize tasks in a way that maximizes the chances of maintaining control of the aircraft and ensuring the safety of its occupants. Here’s a breakdown of each component in the phrase:


The most immediate priority in any flight situation is to control the aircraft effectively. This means maintaining the correct altitude, airspeed, and attitude. In an emergency, no other task supersedes the importance of flying the aircraft safely. If control of the aircraft is lost, then navigation and communication become moot points. Therefore, ‘aviating’ effectively forms the foundation upon which all other tasks are built.


Once the aircraft is under control, the next priority is to navigate. This entails knowing your position and planning a course to a safe destination, whether it’s continuing to the intended airport or diverting due to an emergency. Accurate navigation is vital for avoiding obstacles, complying with air traffic control instructions, and ensuring that the aircraft reaches its destination safely. With advancements in technology, navigation has become more precise and user-friendly, but the fundamental importance of this task remains unchanged.


After ensuring the aircraft is under control and on a safe navigational path, the next step is to communicate the situation. This could involve speaking with air traffic control, relaying important information to passengers, or communicating with other aircraft if necessary. Clear and precise communication can provide the pilot with vital information, additional resources, or alternative courses of action. However, it’s crucial to remember that communication should not distract from the primary tasks of flying and navigating the aircraft.

The brilliance of “Aviate, Navigate, Communicate” lies in its simplicity and its applicability to a wide range of situations—from standard flight operations to crisis scenarios. By ingraining this hierarchy into training and practice, pilots are better equipped to handle the multi-tasking demands of flying an aircraft, particularly in stressful or unexpected situations. This decision-making framework is not just an operational guideline but a lifesaving tool that underscores the fundamentals of aviation safety. Given the stakes involved in aviation, adhering to such foundational principles is not just advisable but essential.

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