May 7 2015 Latest news:
One of only two remaining Spitfire Mk1 models restored to the original specification and still flying, P9374, is to be auctioned by Christie’s in London in July and the proceeds will be donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund and Panthera, a leading wild cat conservation organisation.
Philip Hall, the CEO of the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) has announced his intention of leaving the job later this year in order to pursue new business opportunities. Hall joined the Association in September 2013 from owning and operating several businesses in the technology and financial services industries. He has been an enthusiastic pilot since he was a teenager and flies gliders, microlights and fixed wing aircraft. His tenure at the LAA has been at an important time in its development and growth.
Today, 1 May 2015, is the official opening of Glenforsa Airfield under its new managers, Brendan and Allison Walsh. The 730m grass strip alongside the beach at Glenforsa on the Scottish Isle of Mull is a vital operational resource not only for Mull but also for the surrounding islands, and a popular destination for aviators and enthusiasts.
In 1928, a record was broken when Lady Mary Heath became the first person to fly solo from Cape Town to London. 85 years later, ‘Bird in a biplane’, adventurer and aviator Tracey Curtis Taylor, set out in a vintage Boeing Stearman to recreate that very same journey.
Her inspirational eight-and-a-half week, 10,000 mile journey was turned into an hour long documentary; ‘The Lady Who Flew Africa- the Aviatrix’. We caught up with Tracey to find out the highs and lows of her journey and the inspiration behind her decision to undertake this courageous adventure.
Aeros Flight Training and Bristol Ground School will hold a Commercial Pilot Training Open Day at Gloucestershire Airport on Saturday 20 June.
New R44 syndicate based at Tatenhill, small numbers and excellent availability
Charles Taylor Adjusting Aviation provide a wide range of claims, technical and consultancy expertise to aviation insurers and their clients worldwide.
Share in Somerset based grass airstrip for sale- £105pcm
1/9th share in Goodwood based PA-28-161 Warrior, £4,500
By Graham M Simons www.pen-and-sword.co.uk £19.99, hardback, 247 pages
Trig TY91 (£1,530) and TY92 (£3,594) radios www.trig-avionics.com/ty91.html
Alan Bristow, Helicopter Pioneer: the autobiography, by Alan Bristow and Pat Malone, Pen & Sword Aviation 2009 £25. Hardback, 384 pages
Garmin has announced the release of its new G3X Touch 7-inch display option for experimental aircraft.