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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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Friday, February 16, 2018

The Breezer M400 microlight has now been giving full CAA type approval as a factory-built microlight

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Friday, February 16, 2018

The CAA will no longer accept the submission of a sworn affidavit as the primary means of accepting hours for the grant of a licence, rating, certificate or revalidation and extension/or removal of restriction of privileges where the applicant is unable to provide logbook evidence of their required hours due to loss, damage, theft or data corruption

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Winner Deane Philip was competing in the STOL competition at the Bush Pilot Championships in New Zealand

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Up to 70% of aviation accidents are due to human error. Research by AXA-funded neuroergonomics expert Prof Frédéric Dehais is seeking innovative solutions to mitigate human error

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Piper Aircraft, Inc. has announced a 23% increase in aircraft deliveries for 2017 as well as a 27% increase in total billings

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Three young pilots are to benefit from LAA Armstrong-Isaacs Bursaries to allow them to complete their PPL training in the coming months

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The video, made by campaign group No Fairoaks New Town, outlines plans called Fairoaks 2020

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Friday, February 2, 2018

To coincide with the anniversary of the end of World War One, VintageAirRally are launching a new rally that will combine vintage biplanes and cars

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Applications for the Private Pilot Licence, Gliding, and Flight Instructor Certificate scholarships are now open

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Friday, February 2, 2018

In the teeth of determined opposition, TAG Farnborough continues to press for its own controlled airspace. If it wins, Pilot believes big business will have triumphed over democracy and a dangerous precedent will have been set

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Friday, January 26, 2018

The Light Aircraft Company Ltd (TLAC) has gained full A8-1 approval for the supply of Comco Ikarus C42 microlight aircraft and associated spare parts

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Friday, January 26, 2018

The British Aerobatic Association (BAeA) is offering a 50-minute flight experience in a two seat Spitfire (T9) provided by Boultbee Flight Academy together with an overnight stay with dinner for two at Goodwood Hotel as the prize in the first of its newly registered lottery draws

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Tecnam announced today that Sevenair Academy, Portugal’s leading flight training organisation (FTO), has placed an order for 10 Tecnam P2008JC Mk II aeroplanes

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Piper Aircraft has appointed Wycombe Air Park (Booker)-based British European Aviation Group (BEA) as its exclusive dealer for the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands, which ‘represent some of the most active private aviation markets in Europe,’ the manufacturer says

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Friday, January 19, 2018

The CAA has launched a new airspace change portal to ‘help ensure that the revised process, announced in December 2017, is fair, transparent, comprehensible and proportionate’.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Following a campaign led by Isle of Wight residents and the local press, an earlier decision by the council has been reversed and Ellis was honoured at a ceremony on January 17

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

To support the implementation of the new airspace design process, the CAA is hosting an open day in London on Tuesday February 6

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Another popular act from past Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshows has been confirmed for next Easter’s 30th Anniversary event.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH (Austria) and Wanfeng Aviation Industry Co., Ltd., are delighted to jointly announce the completion of the acquisition of Diamond Aircraft Group by Wanfeng Aviation Industry Co., Ltd

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sajid Javid MP has said that officials in his department will now be reviewing existing policy in liaison with the Department for Transport

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

The BLOODHOUND Project today announced plans to run BLOODHOUND SSC for the first time on its dry lake bed race track at Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, South Africa, in October 2018

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

On 1 January 2018 NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, launches an online pre-notification tool for all GA flights wishing to transit Class D controlled airspace within the London area

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

On 19 December engine manufacturer BRP received the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Type Certificate for its new Rotax 915 iSc3 A aircraft engine

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Garmin has received FAA and EASA approvals of additional G5 EFIS capabilities, including the installation of the G5 in place of an existing directional gyro or horizontal situational indicator in select certified fixed-wing GA aircraft

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Friday, December 15, 2017

The British Woman Pilots’ Association has announced the first of ‘a number of exciting scholarships’ for female pilots in 2018, the BWPA Easy PPL Ground School Scholarships 2018 - two scholarships each worth £1600

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

On 13 December the UK Civil Aviation Authority formally presented Slovenian light aircraft producer the Pipistrel Group with its A8-21 Certificate, confirming that Pipistrel meets the exacting standards required by the authority to design and manufacture aircraft for the UK market

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Friday, December 8, 2017

…going to be announced later today, Friday 8 December

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

On 28 November Textron Aviation confirmed long circulating rumours that it was developing a new ‘clean sheet’ twin-turboprop utility aircraft, now revealed as the Cessna SkyCourier 408, with FedEx Express as launch customer

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on GA announced in early December that it now enjoyed the support of a record 85 Parliamentarians, making it one of the biggest APPGs in the current parliament and further strengthening the voice of GA

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Van’s Aircraft reports that an RV-7 built by David Porter of Martinsburg, West Virginia, has been ‘officially’ recognised as the 10,000th example of its RV series of homebuilts to fly

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Commercial pilots can now apply for a licence online, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced. The new service is part of the CAA’s plans to update the personnel licensing system for the UK aviation industry, with private licence applications following next year

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Friday, December 1, 2017

On 6 December Garmin will be hosting a webinar on the new TXi product family, hosted by Trevor Pegrum and Ben Smith of Garmin Europe

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Friday, December 1, 2017

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has announced the appointment of Richard Moriarty as its new Chief Executive. Richard was appointed following ‘a rigorous selection process including a significant number of excellent candidates’. He will succeed Andrew Haines, whose term of office is due to expire in the Summer of 2018

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Friday, November 24, 2017

German autogyro manufacturer AutoGyro has delivered its 1,500th MTOsport to a customer in China

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Cone dominated the final in Thailand in his Grove-Winged Cassutt after initially being relegated to third place at the start of the race

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Noting that aircraft maintenance organisations and avionics fitters have been overwhelmed by demand, the CAA has agreed to invoke a number of exemptions that will run until to the end of 2018, confirming that until 31 December next year 25kHz radios may continue to be used when communicating exclusively with 25kHz ground stations

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Friday, November 17, 2017

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

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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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Thursday, November 16, 2017

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

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

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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Friday, November 10, 2017

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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Friday, November 10, 2017

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

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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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Monday, October 30, 2017

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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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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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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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