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On 15th October, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) opened a public consultation on its proposal of airworthiness standards which will enable the certification of small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft

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Bloodhound Programme Ltd, the company behind Project Bloodhound, the initiative to break the land speed world record, entered into administration on 15th October 2018

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Having received the final documents for its proposed application for a Judicial Review of the CAA decision on the TAG ACP from its Airspace Team on 8 October, the Lasham Gliding Society’s committee has approved filing of the society’s application with the Court

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Edinburgh-based Trig Avionics Limited has announced plans to move its regulatory HQ to the Netherlands as part of its planned European expansion

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Take yourself back to the 2018 STIHL National Championship Air Races at Reno with these highlights of the six Gold Races

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Bristol Groundschool have announced a solution for all students currently or about to start taking their European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) professional pilot theory exams with the UK Civil Aviation Authority that safeguards against a Brexit ‘no deal’ next March

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In a letter to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA), lawmakers from the UK APPG on General Aviation and the Congressional General Aviation Caucus, have called for a bilateral agreement to provide recognition and acknowledgement for new medical standards

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A high-ranking FAA source has confirmed that the FAA plans to almost triple the maximum weight for most light sport aircraft to 3600 pounds in rulemaking that will be introduced in January

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World renowned aerobatic display team, The Blades, has donated over £4,000 to Aerobility, a charity which gives disabled people the opportunity to fly

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This year’s Cadet Naval Aviation Courses ended with the final eight students attending RNAS Yeovilton and 727 Naval Air Squadron for the Advanced Flying Course and a chance to gain their Gold Wings

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Brooklands Museum, birthplace of British motorsport and aviation was the perfect setting to gather the largest collection of pedal planes the world has ever seen

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Final preparations are in place for what again promises to be first-class event, to be held on Saturday 27 October at RAF Museum Hendon

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The society have already voiced their opposition to the CAA’s decision to impose controlled airspace around Farnborough Airfield and are now accepting donations to fund their challenge

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On 11 July, the CAA published its decision granting a large area of new controlled airspace around Farnborough Airfield. This decision follows an airspace change proposal process initiated by TAG Farnborough Airport

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Airways Aviation Academy, a global flight training academy, has signed an agreement to pre-order 10 Elixir training aircraft

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Multi Pilot Simulations (MPS) has been contracted by Skyborne, a brand new airline pilot training academy based in the UK, to deliver the world’s first fixed-base B737 MAX simulator for its new, state-of-the-art training centre at Gloucestershire Airport

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) has launched a major inquiry into UK airspace and how it is managed with the report and hearings to be chaired by Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate

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The Long Wing variant of the Europa XS has received approval from the UK LAA. Europa are also offering a special discount on Long Wing kits

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CAA advice on Gypsy Major engine failures

Monday, September 10, 2018

The CAA has identified an emerging trend of rough running Gypsy Major engines and even engine failures. These are believed to be caused by the use of 100LL avgas in Gypsy Major engines, and the CAA is contacting owners of aircraft powered by these engines with updated maintenance advice

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FLARM Technology and uAvionix have announced a partnership to collaborate on Electronic Conspicuity (EC) and Detect and Avoid (DAA) solutions for manned and unmanned aircraft

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Jon was awarded the scholarship at the LAA Rally which took place at Sywell Aerodrome over the first weekend on September

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Two new flying scholarships for 2019 are being offered by the Nick Davidson Memorial Trust charity based at London Biggin Hill Airport

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Second World War heroes from across the country will be flown into Coventry for a major reunion event in 2019

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Due to popular demand British Aerobatics is delighted to announce its second lottery draw to win a flight in a Spitfire

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The GA Alliance is strongly opposed to what it believes is a flawed CAA decision to implement the large areas of controlled airspace described in CAP1678 and believes that the CAA must withdraw its decision for further review

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This is a reminder that the opportunity to comment on the CAA’s draft Airspace Modernisation Strategy will close at 10am on Monday, 10 September 2018

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This is part of the CAA’s ‘Share the Air’ campaign, aiming to improve relations between drone users and other airspace users. Activity will take place at the 2018 Light Aircraft Association Rally from the 31st August to the 2nd September at Sywell Aerodrome, Wellingborough

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Taking place in June 2019, the event will be an exceptional gathering of WWII liaison aircraft, all authentic veterans that took part in the 1939-45 conflict

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The Local Government Secretary of State, the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, has told local planning authorities that they should engage with non-statutory consultees (including aerodromes) on developments within the local area

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Following a successful ‘One Day Only’ Cinema event this summer, to commemorate the RAF’s centenary year, and a theatrical release that saw the film gain rave reviews across the board, Altitude Film Distribution will release the incredible documentary, SPITFIRE, on Blu-ray and DVD 10 September

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