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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.