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At the official opening of the 26th AERO at Friedrichafen – Europe’s leading GA expo and the place to see light aviation’s future unfold in front of your eye - the development of quiet and environmentally-friendly electric aircraft continues to pick up speed and dominate the headlines

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This year’s Royal Air Force centenary and the connections between rugby and the RAF will be celebrated by the opening of a new exhibition at the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham Stadium

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The Housing Secretary promises to balance the economic contribution of general aviation with development needs

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Listening squawks have been updated

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The CAA has released a new version of its listening squawks flight card together with LARS frequencies

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Bose has introduced its new active noise cancelling headset for the flight deck, the Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset, a headset described as lightweight and comfortable with three levels of user selectable active noise cancellation

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Air racing is set to be revolutionized with plans for the world’s first all-electric airplane race announced this week which will be led by the same racing promoter who founded the Air Race 1 World Cup

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Reborn Aviation, Europe’s leading remanufacturer of light aircraft, yesterday delivered it’s first Reborn Warrior to Aerobility, the charity offering disabled people the opportunity to fly an aeroplane

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London Oxford frequencies changed

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Following confusion arising over Notam changes to radio frequencies at London Oxford (Kidlington) Airport, the situation has been clarified by nearby Bicester Gliding Club’s CFI

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…and soon be able use a Medical Declaration for an EASA Licence on conversion, says the UK Civil Aviation Authority in a last-minute reprieve to many Private Pilots who had been wondering how and even if they would continue to fly after the deadline

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Earlier this week the UK Civil Aviation Authority announced plans to introduce a series of exemptions to allow UK GA pilots and training organisations to continue to operate during a delay to the publication of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) amendment to the aircrew regulation

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A new video campaign called ‘Glide Britain’ is being launched by the BGA to encourage more people to discover the exhilarating sport of gliding

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Base your aircraft at Blackbushe!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Noting the ‘desperate need’ for quality GA and business aviation facilities in the South of England, a new management team is seeking to attract more aircraft owners to base their aircraft at Blackbushe Airport, where new hangars and other facilities are planned

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Airshow pilot Andy Hill, 53, whose 1955 Hawker Hunter crashed during the Shoreham airshow in August 2015, killing eleven people, has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence

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That’s a question the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) posed on March’s International Women’s Day, declaring that young girls shouldn’t let lack of visible representation put them off dreams of becoming professional pilots

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The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on General Aviation has revealed its contribution to the draft National Planning Policy Framework just published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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In a formal exemption published on 20 March, the CAA is allowing UK EASA PPL and LAPL holders to continue for another year to fly G-reg EASA SEP aircraft of less than 2,000kg on a medical declaration

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Booted out of Biggin

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

All flying schools based at Biggin Hill airport have been given six months’ notice to cease flight training at the site

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Vashon Aircraft is the newest aircraft manufacturer in the aviation center of Seattle where they design and build the Ranger R7 aircraft

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on General Aviation has welcomed the Government’s overhaul of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which includes a specific reference to the importance of General Aviation for the first time

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As well as the joint initiative to attract female pilots to the profession, FTEJerez and Thomas Cook Airlines have also launched a new cadet programme

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The European Aviation Safety Agency has responded to our Pilotweb report that the proposed licensing rule might exclude hours flown on vintage and homebuilt aircraft, saying that its proposal was being reviewed in the light of comment from flying associations and national aviation authorities

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While most pilots are aware that they will no longer be able to fly EASA aircraft (encompassing most new factory-built and classic US ‘Group A’ aeroplanes) on their old national PPL after 8 April, they should be aware that the CAA is warning that applications for the EASA licence should be submitted by 22 March to allow them to be processed by the deadline

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The WT9 Dynamic is manufactured by Aerospool in Slovakia and over 700 examples have been delivered since 2001

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The American kit manufacturer are offering 10% off all Sonex and AeroConversions products while the new site is active now

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Eight UK winners were selected at the Light Aircraft Association’s Turweston headquarters following a year’s publicity for the art competition with the theme ‘Flying in the future’. For the first time the UK will be well represented at the Federation Aeronautique Internationale’s annual contest

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Private pilots planning to fly this spring and summer were urged today to check they have the correct licence

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Explore a VC10 at Dunsfold Aerodrome

Friday, February 23, 2018

A special open day run by the Brooklands Museum will include a demonstration taxi run of one of the most iconic airliners ever to grace the skies at Dunsfold Aerodrome on Saturday March 10

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The UKAB initiative and app aims to improve reporting levels

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‘The combined RAF Brize Norton/London-Oxford Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) is threatening to balls-up power flying and gliding… across a huge swathe of central England,’ writes Editor Philip Whiteman in a strongly worded editorial appearing in Spring edition of Pilot magazine

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In a new and unexpected initiative the European Aviation Safety Agency has drafted a new rule that would mean flight time on Annex II aircraft (essentially, but not exclusively ‘non-EASA’ out-of-production types with no continued manufacturer design support and homebuilts) will not be credited for the purpose of issue, revalidation or renewal of an EASA licence, rating or certificate

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