Aviate, Navigate, Communicate

Ben Lovegrove

1. AVIATE

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).

2. NAVIGATE

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.

3. COMMUNICATE

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.


Link Whisper Review 2022 – Excellent On-Page SEO Tool

Reading Time: 7 minutes
A website’s internal link structure is one of the most important aspects of on-page SEO. It helps Google determine which pages are the most important on a website. Combined with backlinks from other websites, Google then allocates a ranking for the webpage for a given keyword and displays that page in the search results when … Continue reading Link Whisper Review 2022 – Excellent On-Page SEO Tool
Read More Link Whisper Review 2022 – Excellent On-Page SEO Tool

Squawk 7500 or Squawk 7700? What’s your emergency?

Reading Time: 5 minutes
Aircraft use transponder codes to identify themselves to air traffic controllers and, when the need arises, to indicate emergencies, such as squawk 7500. What are aircraft transponders? An aircraft transponder is a device installed on the flight deck that responds to interrogation by ground radar stations by transmitting an identification code and altitude or other … Continue reading Squawk 7500 or Squawk 7700? What’s your emergency?
Read More Squawk 7500 or Squawk 7700? What’s your emergency?

5 Relationship Tips To Prevent Aviation Induced Divorce Syndrome

Reading Time: 5 minutes
Aviation induced divorce syndrome (AIDS) is a term that has been coined to describe the impact of long-term air travel on marriages The stress of long-term air travel can take its toll on even the strongest relationships, and many couples find that their marriages cannot withstand the strain There are, however, a few things you … Continue reading 5 Relationship Tips To Prevent Aviation Induced Divorce Syndrome
Read More 5 Relationship Tips To Prevent Aviation Induced Divorce Syndrome

Civil Air Support

Reading Time: 7 minutes
Civil Air Support is a UK-registered charity comprising pilots, observers and supporters who are organised to provide complementary air support to agencies or individuals who would otherwise not have access to such support or whose own regular air support is not available.  All aircraft are privately owned and flights are privately operated on behalf of … Continue reading Civil Air Support
Read More Civil Air Support

7 Mistakes To Avoid In Flight School Marketing

Reading Time: 8 minutes
This post describes 7 reasons why your flight school marketing strategy is failing and what you can do about it to turn things around. Some time ago I contacted hundreds of flying schools, clubs, and commercial flight training companies in the UK, Europe, and North America. Far too many that were in business a few years … Continue reading 7 Mistakes To Avoid In Flight School Marketing
Read More 7 Mistakes To Avoid In Flight School Marketing

Everything You Need to Know About the Light Aircraft Pilot Licence

Reading Time: 6 minutes
The Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) is a licence that allows you to fly certain light aircraft. It is different from the more common Private Pilot Licence (PPL), as we shall see. The LAPL syllabus is shorter than the PPL, and it is, therefore, ideal for those who are just starting in aviation. In this … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the Light Aircraft Pilot Licence
Read More Everything You Need to Know About the Light Aircraft Pilot Licence

Aviation, Drones, and UFOs – How the biggest heads-up in history is happening

Reading Time: 12 minutes
The wall of denial and ridicule that has prevented the truth about what the world’s governments really knows about UFOs now contains large cracks and is likely to collapse at any moment.  It has been in place for about 80 years but the time has now come for it to be removed. There is now a … Continue reading Aviation, Drones, and UFOs – How the biggest heads-up in history is happening
Read More Aviation, Drones, and UFOs – How the biggest heads-up in history is happening

Top 10 Airliners That Keep Airlines In Business

Reading Time: 8 minutes
Despite many setback, the demand for air travel and therefore airliners is as strong as ever. Air travel plays an essential role in the economy, enabling trade, tourism, and business to flourish. In recent years, however, the industry has come under increasing pressure as a result of rising fuel prices, increased security concerns, and more … Continue reading Top 10 Airliners That Keep Airlines In Business
Read More Top 10 Airliners That Keep Airlines In Business

Airbus A330 Seating Plan – How To Read A Seat Map

Reading Time: 4 minutes
The Airbus A330 seating plan varies from one airline to the next and according to the specific model of aircraft. These include the A330-200, 300, 800, and 900. The Airbus A330 is a popular medium to long-range commercial passenger aircraft. It is also used as a freighter or cargo aircraft, a corporate jet, and a … Continue reading Airbus A330 Seating Plan – How To Read A Seat Map
Read More Airbus A330 Seating Plan – How To Read A Seat Map

Can Private Jets Fly Internationally? Yes, of course they can

Reading Time: 7 minutes
A surprising number of people search online for an answer to the question, “Can private jets fly internationally?” but it is not surprise that the majority of these searches are in the USA. So for the benefit of our American friends, here are a few questions and answers about private jets. Luxury Travel What could … Continue reading Can Private Jets Fly Internationally? Yes, of course they can
Read More Can Private Jets Fly Internationally? Yes, of course they can

Elan International – The Overnight Delivery System

Reading Time: 5 minutes
During the 1980s I worked for Elan International, “The Overnight Delivery System“. I began several years of employment there as a courier driver, deliverying and collecting parcels to and from businesses all over Hampshire. I was based at their Winchester depot on the Winnall Trading Estate. In total there were 18 depots in the UK … Continue reading Elan International – The Overnight Delivery System
Read More Elan International – The Overnight Delivery System

How to become a pilot – 9 steps to getting your wings

Reading Time: 10 minutes
If you’ve ever wondered how to become a pilot then these 9 steps sum up the process of obtaining a private pilot certificate. This is a guide to become a private pilot. The steps to becoming a professional pilot, either as a commercial pilot or as an airline pilot, are a little more complex, but … Continue reading How to become a pilot – 9 steps to getting your wings
Read More How to become a pilot – 9 steps to getting your wings
Exit mobile version