General aviation news archive for June 2008
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New GPS reporting website
30 Jun 08
Private pilots who have problems with their Global Positioning System (GPS) navigational devices can now report the issue and share their experience with other pilots at a new website.
beyerdynamic Flight Tour 2008 to Marocco
26 Jun 08
German audio specialist beyerdynamic have organised a 2008 flight tour to Morocco following positive feedback from last year’s tour to Scandinavia.
LAA's Southern Strut announces July flying taster event
24 Jun 08, Shoreham Airfield
The Light Aviation Association's Southern Strut has announced an event on 2nd July 2008 aimied at giving newer members or non-flying members the chance to get a taste of flying.
Temporary restricted airspace for Farnborough 2008 Air Display
19 Jun 08, Farnborough
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will establish temporary restricted airspace around Farnborough between 7 to 21 July during this year’s International Air Display.
New Air Traffic Services Outside Controlled Airspace (ATSOCAS) education plans
17 Jun 08
The Airspace and Safety Initiative (ASI) has confirmed the detail of the extensive communications and education programme that has been put in place to inform pilots and air traffic controllers of the UK’s new Air Traffic Control Services Outside Controlled Airspace (ATSOCAS) that will be introduced on 12 March 2009.
Ultimate High 'Goes Loopy' in Emmerdale Extravaganza Charity Challenge
17 Jun 08, Newtownards
The Ultimate High aerobatics team recently flew its pair of Extra300 aircraft to Northern Ireland for a high-energy weekend flying Emmerdale cast members and fundraisers on a Go Loopy Aerobatics Challenge.
CAA launches research into improved aircraft fire-fighting foam
12 Jun 08
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched an international research initiative to develop better aircraft fire-fighting foams that could increase the chance of passengers surviving a post-accident fire.
New National Private Pilot's Licence (NPPL) Revalidation Requirements
5 Jun 08
Instructors, Examiners and Private Pilots are being prompted to check the new revalidation criteria for National Private Pilot's Licence (NPPL) Class Ratings.
N. England & N. Ireland chart publication postponed further
5 Jun 08
In order to accommodate anticipated airspace change proposals the CAA has announced a further postponement to the publication of Edition 31 of the Northern England and Northern Ireland 1:500,000 VFR Chart.
Shoreham to offer Sunday Pleasure flights
3 Jun 08, Shoreham Airfield
Sky Leisure Aviation have announced that they will be offering 20-minute pleasure flights every Sunday from Shoreham Airport's main terminal building.
2008 TBM 850 made first appearance at Berlin Air Show
1 Jun 08
The 2008 TBM 850 made its first appearance this week at the Internationale Luftfahrt-Ausstellung (ILA) - International Aviation Exhibition - Berlin Air Show, which ran from 27 May 27 to 1 June.
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