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Only 15 crews have made the shortlist after 675 keen teams entered the initial application phase

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Display pilot Keith Sissons

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pilot is saddened to report that display pilot Keith Sissons died on 26 October in the Kent nursing home where he had been living for several years.

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Windecker soon expect to receive certification from China’s flying authority

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Icom is offering an excellent opportunity for pilots to meet the 8.33 radio deadline and save money with its new airband radio scrappage scheme, which runs until the end of 2017.

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Contributing editor and former BA captain Bob Grimstead has been in Perth to take part in WorldFlight, an annual virtual competition that sees crews fly a simulator around the world for the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service

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The transition period to the new timetable for existing facilities will begin next April

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Canada’s Scott Holmes is aiming to be the young upstart when he goes wing tip to wing tip with the best air racing pilots in the world next week – in the fastest motorsport on the planet

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Avionics manufacturer Garmin announced in October ‘clean sheet’ new designs in the form of the touchscreen G500 TXi, G600 TXi and G700 TXi flight displays, as well as the engine information system (EIS) TXi

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A recent conference for the operators looked at how regulation changes will affect the decline of General Aviation airfields

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Those wishing to follow in the footsteps of the 18-year-old winner now have more time to apply for the 2018 scholarship

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Daher have recognized the TBM Owners and Pilots Association’s (TBMOPA) airlift of vital supplies to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Houston following the devastation caused by recent hurricanes

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In the December edition of Pilot, columnist Steve Slater writes about ‘the need for speed’ in aviation and the upcoming Air Race 1 World Series event in Thailand

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CAA to launch e-Licensing for pilots

Friday, October 20, 2017

As part of the CAA’s plans to update the licensing system for the UK aviation industry, from early December 2017 the authority will introduce a new online e-Licensing system – initially for commercial pilots, with private pilot licensing to follow in 2018

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It’s all go for the 2018 Ushaia, Argentina to Lakeland, Florida, USA vintage air rally and, unlike the successful 2016 Crete2Cape rally, it’s all free to take part — but you’ll have to hurry to apply

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‘Share the air’ drone user event

Friday, October 20, 2017

The CAA is running a free drone safety event at Compton Abbas airfield on 11 November, aiming to give drone users and GA enthusiasts the chance to learn from one another and promote safe flying for all

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CityAirbus propulsion system tested

Friday, October 20, 2017

Airbus Helicopters has completed initial full-scale testing for the propulsion system for its CityAirbus demonstrator, a self-piloted electric VTOL craft designed for ‘urban air mobility’.

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THREE years since Hertfordshire’s historic Panshanger Aerodrome closed its gates a campaign spearheaded by the local community has won the backing of celebrity aviators, politicians and business leaders determined to see flying resume at the site.

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The single-engine Archer TX lead the sales expansion as they delivered 42 aircraft worth $48.6m

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TAG Farnborough Airport has announced that 26-year-old Leo Tang has been awarded the TAG Flying Scholarship 2017 which will provide training towards a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL).

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A surprise speaker will talk about the challenge of filming aviation scenes for Dunkirk at the October 28 event

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At least 23 pedal-powered aircraft will be appearing at Brooklands Museum on October 15

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New home for the Tiger Club

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Tiger Club has moved from Headcorn to Damyns Hall Aerodrome near Upminster, Essex. Report by Mike Jerram

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Dundee-based pilots Rachel Foyle and Claire Birch are embarking on a ten-day trip to around UK to promote women in aviation. The flight is being made in memory of the late Evie Saunders who donated to locally-based Tayside Aviation an aircraft in which more than 260 Air Cadet and Air League Educational Trust flying scholarships have been completed. Report from Mike Jerram

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Porter flies off into the sunset

Friday, September 29, 2017

Pilatus is to stop manufacturing its iconic Porter utility aircraft, which has been in continuous production since 1959. Currently the company builds no more than ten Porters each year, and will cease production altogether in early 2019. Last orders must be received by mid-2018.

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Skyway Code now in print

Friday, September 29, 2017

Launched online earlier this year The Skyway Code is claimed to provide private pilots with easy, quick access to key information. This ‘must-have’ guide for GA pilots has been updated and printed copies are now available to buy from aviation supplier AFE online.

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Lobbying for general aviation this way really is cricket, the new APPG’s ‘chair’, former cabinet minister and CAA Red Tape Challenge instigator Grant Shapps MP assures Pilot.

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Flight sharing platform Wingly is celebrating their first year of business in the UK by hosting a fly-in at the Goodwood aerodrome, Chichester, on September 30

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The Civil Aviation Authority have issued the guidance and provided further details for all concerned.

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An Airbus A350 XWB flew 30 tonnes of relief goods and medical personnel to Guadeloupe while nearly 200 will be evacuated

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There will be new listening-out codes for Liverpool, Southend and Brize Norton, changes to Gatwick, Stansted and Southampton codes while the London City code will be renamed

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