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The Quest for Adventure

Overcoming obstacles, pushing boundaries, expanding skills, experiencing new sights, smells and tastes – all of these efforts and achievements are what makes life worth living, both at work and at play. This issue is devoted to the pursuit of adventure and celebrates the thrill of new experiences – be it through travel, sport or even food.

After pushing hard in the office or boardrooms, two weeks fly-and-flop vacation is a definite turn off for many busy executives. Eager for adventure and active pursuits outside of their nature environment and comfort area, demand for adventure travel is growing steadily, but so too is the reluctance to leave out those little luxuries that have become the norm. Several companies now offer bespoke adventure travel escapes, we cover just a few in this issue.

Less far flung but not less exhilarating, we test drive the Land Rover Experiences in the UK but which are available around the world, in challenging environments.

Continuing with the celebrations of 50 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon, this issue include images from a new book that tells the tale of the team in new photographs (page 26).

This issue was distributed at the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers conference and exhibition lands in London Olympia, which ends today, to help out deleegates explore this area of the city in search of good food, we provide a guide to the most delicious eateries within walking distance from the venue.

Celebrating the Northern Irish landscape – the real star of the Games of Thrones series – for some light relief, we catch up with some of the stars following the finale to the show.

May is starting to show signs of the warm summer to come in London, we have enjoyed meeting old and new friends at Airline Economics Growth Frontiers conference in London Olympia this week. We will be in Tel Aviv next week for our first event in Israel – we look forward to exploring the city and further afield. As usual, if you have any comments, suggestions or think you have a talent or pasttime that our readers would love to hear about, please contact me victoria@aviationnews-online.com

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AVIATION LIFE MAGAZINE

ISSUE 3 CONTENTS

 

TRENDING

6 | BA @ 100
British Airways celebrates it 100th year of flight.

8 | CARTOPHILES UNITE
Maps have held our fascination for decades, in-flight maps are evolving to appeal to their almost universal allure.

10 | BLUE ORIGIN HEATS UP MOON RACE

12 | CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE WORLD IN A GYROCOPTER
Previously, James Ketchell rowed the Atlantic, climbed Everest and cycled around the world, now he is attempting to circumnavigate the world in a gyrocopter. Aviation Life’s Steve Johnson speaks to James ahead of his departure.

INSPIRATION

14 | ADVENTURE BECKONS – LUXURY HOLIDAYS HEAD OFF-THE-BEATEN TRACK
The demand for unique travel experiences is growing significantly. Nicola Brady speaks to several bespoke holiday companies that are combining luxury with off-the-beaten track adventure.

20 | NORTHERN IRELAND SHINES AS WESTEROS
Games of Thrones has made stars of all of the characters from the eight series, most of whom were British. Some of the main characters share their experiences with Aviation Life but the real star of the show has been the dramatic filming locations in locations around Northern Ireland, UK.

26 | PICTURING APOLLO 11
A glorious new photo book from Gainesville: University Press of Florida celebrates the fiftieth anniversary and achievements of the Apollo II team.

TECHNOLOGY

32 | TO BOLDLY GO WITH A RANGE ROVER
Steve Johnson experiences the power of land rover

38 | GREAT BRITISH CARS ON SHOW AT GENEVA
Engineering and technology moves up a gear with a tale of the unexpected.

42 | GENEVA: ALWAYS A DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
A high five from ItalDesign, Pininfarina, Rimac, Koenigsegg and Bugatti – automotive boxes ticked emphatically.

TRAVEL

46 | HOW TO LIVE HEALTHIER, LONGER IN A HIGH ENERGY LIFE
Deborah McTaggart, a registered holistic nutritionist, shares her views on how to live longer by making a few simple lifestyle changes.

CITY GUIDE: LONDON

50 | AIRLINE ECONOMICS GROWTH FRONTIERS LONDON OLYMPIA 2019
Hungry aviation executives descending on London Olympia for the expanded Growth Frontiers conference from Airline Economics, are advised to sample several eateries for business lunches, evening dinners or even drinks with friends all within walking distances of the Olympia venue.

54 | RESTAURANT REVIEW: LAUNCESTON PLACE
Every dish impresses at Launceston Place.

56 | RESTAURANT REVIEW: FLAT 3
Nicola Brady follows a sign saying ‘Eat Here’ to a culinary delight.

58 | RESTAURANT REVIEW: MARGAUX
Nicola Brady marvels at the delights on offer at Margaux.

60 | RESTAURANT REVIEW: CAMBIO DE TERCIO
Nicola Brady samples tapas and cava in the spring sunshine.

62 | RESTAURANT REVIEW: AKIRA RESTAURANT
Japan House on Kensington High Street hosts Akira – the cultural home of Japanese cuisine in London.