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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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LAA Armstrong-Isaacs Trust changes focus

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Three new bursaries up to £1,500 were announced by the Trust at the LAA Rally at Sywell on 1 September, which will assist ‘solo standard’ young pilots to complete their training.

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A Liverpool-based pilot has won the highly popular scholarship that helps young pilots learn to fly vintage and classic aircraft

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The Gulf War, Falklands War, Bosnian Conflict and Aden Crisis will come under the spotlight in a series of unique and exciting talks at the Museum of Army Flying this autumn.

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After the weather and mechanical issues curtailed previous attempts, Hinton jnr flew his highly-modified P-51 Mustang ‘Voodoo’ at an average speed of 531.53mph on Saturday to become the fastest piston-engined aircraft in the world.

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Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world’s first initiative to send an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, made history yesterday in the Patagonia region of Argentina by soaring to over 52,000 feet and setting a new world altitude record for gliding.

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Hinton will be attempting the record in ‘Voodoo’, the P-51 Mustang that he has piloted to three Unlimited-class titles at the Reno Air Races.

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The Civil Aviation Authority today launched a campaign to enlist the help of the GA community in educating drone users on how to fly safely.

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Before the accident that severely damaged his aircraft and injured Colin he had planned to fly across Japan, Macau or the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Pakistan and Iran before heading for Europe and home.

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Remember the DeLorean DMC-12, the innovative sports car manufactured in Northern Ireland, perhaps best known for its starring role in the 1985 movie Back to the Future. Well, the name DeLorean is back. Not the car maker, but DeLorean Aerospace, headed by Paul, nephew of the late ‘John Zee’ DeLorean.

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Promising HAA Symposium

Friday, August 25, 2017

On Saturday 28 October the Historic Aircraft Association will be holding its annual symposium at the RAF Museum London (Hendon) – last year’s was a sell-out, so it is a good idea to book early!

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Please comment on a flawed strategy

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Government has recently published a call for evidence on the new Aviation Strategy and the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP has asked all stakeholders to contribute their own feedback.

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HondaJet becomes a best-seller

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Honda Aircraft Company has announced that the HondaJet was the ‘most-delivered jet in its category’ for the first half of 2017, as reported by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

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The CAA has formally confirmed that ADS-B ‘in/out’ using 1090MHz is its preferred national system to improve electronic conspicuity for general aviation

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Britten-Norman has delivered its latest model BN2B-20 piston-engined Islander aircraft to Frisia Luftverkehr GmbH Norddeich (FLN), one of its longest standing regular, repeat customers

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Fairoaks is one of only two active GA airfields in Surrey

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The Civil Aviation Authority made its first payment of claims for the funding of new 8.33 kHz radios for GA aircraft on 10 August

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…and says in a recent posting that he would like the police to release some non-essential items collected at the site of his accident in Japan

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The Future Airspace Strategy VFR Industry Group (FASVIG) has announced plans to carry out a trial of real-time traffic displays for Air Traffic Services at UK general aviation airfields

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The CAA and the General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo) have jointly developed a unique training package targeting pilots who have infringed controlled or notified airspace. The CAA will recommend, where appropriate, that these individuals undertake the course as part of any licensing action. GASCo will be responsible for delivering the courses at various locations around the UK.

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Another successful CAA prosecution

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A microlight pilot has been prosecuted by the CAA for flying through Manchester airport’s controlled airspace on 20 January 2017, causing significant delays to commercial aircraft.

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Tecnam’s second LEAP for NASA

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tecnam has delivered a second P2006T fuselage to NASA for its X-57 Maxwell LEAPTech (Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology) research programme, which is aimed at developing safer, more energy efficient, lower operating cost and ‘greener’ GA aircraft.

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Costly errors

Friday, July 21, 2017

Last December PPL Andrew Hart took off from Weston Airport, Dublin in a Piper PA-28 bound for Shobdon. On his arrival there a visiting flying instructor was concerned that he had landed in poor weather conditions and asked to see his pilot’s licence, which he was unable to produce.

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The government has scrapped plans to introduce tougher laws for laser pen attacks on aircraft.

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Parachuting Canopy Piloting (Swooping), Glider Aerobatics and Paramotoring feature under the umbrella ‘air sports’ in this year’s World Games being held from 20-30 July in Wroclaw, Poland. The air sports will take place over four days at Szymanow Airfield

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About time too!

Monday, July 17, 2017

The CAA has announced that it had withdrawn the safety directive that had grounded all Hunter Aircraft on the UK register since August 2015

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With the aim of raising the general awareness and understanding of gliding among the public, the British Gliding Association’s Glide Britain project team will be flying a glider on over a 1200 km journey across the UK, visiting thirteen gliding clubs over a two week period starting on Saturday 15 July

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British pilot and aircraft engineer Colin Hales’ flight around the world in his homebuilt KR2 ‘Itzy’ was brought to an end on 11 July when the aircraft was severely damaged in a force landing on a golf course in Japan.

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