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The beautifully restored P9374 that will be auctioned for charity in July

Spitfire Mk1 P9374 to be auctioned to benefit RAF and wild cat conservation

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 departing CEO of the Light Aircraft Association

Philip Hall to leave Light Aircraft Association so hunt is on for new CEO

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.

Glenforsa Airfield on the island of Mull

Glenforsa airfield official opening day under new management

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.

Features

Bird in a Biplane LTD

Q & A with Tracey Curtis Taylor

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.

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Events

June 20 for the Gloucestershire Airport Open Day

Gloucestershire Airport commercial pilot training open day

Aeros Flight Training and Bristol Ground School will hold a Commercial Pilot Training Open Day at Gloucestershire Airport on Saturday 20 June.

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New Tatenhill based R44 Syndicate

New Tatenhill based R44 Syndicate

New R44 syndicate based at Tatenhill, small numbers and excellent availability

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Charles Taylor Adjusting Aviation

Trainee General Aviation Loss Adjuster Required at Charles Taylor London

Charles Taylor Adjusting Aviation provide a wide range of claims, technical and consultancy expertise to aviation insurers and their clients worldwide.

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Share(s) TB10, grass strip Somerset

Share in Somerset based grass airstrip for sale- £105pcm

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PA-28-161 Warrior

PA-28-161 Warrior 1/9th Share

1/9th share in Goodwood based PA-28-161 Warrior, £4,500

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