General aviation news archive for October 2011
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Hertfordshire strip needs evidence of usage
31 Oct 11
The new owners of Berry Farm in Hertfordshire are urgently appealing to GA pilots to help them build up evidence of usage over the past 10 years in a bid to gain a Certificate of Lawfulness.
beyerdynamic releases customised headset in time for Christmas
31 Oct 11
Just in time for Christmas, beyerdynamic's HS 800 Digital pilot headset can now be customised online via the 'MANUFAKTUR', which enables pilots to choose from a wide range of exclusive materials and colours for different components, and even have the headset individually engraved with their name or licence number.
Pilots given full briefing ahead of File A Flight Plan Day
31 Oct 11
Comprehensive details of how to take part in the 12 November ‘File a Flight Plan Day’ have now been released via a podcast by the Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI).
Collinson releases hydraulically-operated BIGDOOR
31 Oct 11
Collinson has announced the release of a brand new product – the BIGDOOR™ hydraulically-operated doors for aviation hangars – which can be integrated within new buildings or fitted into existing hangars.
GL Avionics XTreme EMS now available
27 Oct 11
MGL Avionics has unveiled the new XTreme EMS engine monitoring system, based on a 4.3" sunlight-readable, wide viewing angle, high resolution LCD display.
Garmin G1000 Flight Deck Upgrade receives EASA Approval
27 Oct 11
Garmin has received the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) validation of the U.S. Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin’s Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP) and Iridium datalink in G1000-equipped King Air 200 and B200 models.
Wicks now stocking new Steward Systems eco paint
27 Oct 11
Wicks Aircraft Supply is now offering the innovative new water-based, non-hazardous paint developed by Stewart Systems for general aviation and home built aircraft.
Cotswold Helicopter Centre set to begin Guimbal Cabri G2 type ratings
26 Oct 11, Kemble
Cotswold Helicopter Centre has announced that the CAA has now issued all of the necessary documentation for the Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, making it fully certified for use in the UK.
Piper to shelve Altaire jet programme
25 Oct 11
Piper Aircraft has announced that its PiperJet Altaire will be “indefinitely suspended” , just a week after announcing that the single-engine jet programme was “under review.”
Blades Aerobatic Team set new world record
20 Oct 11, Northampton Sywell
The Blades Aerobatic Team set a new world record on 20th October 2011 at 3pm when they managed to fly 26 consecutive formation loops.
Piper appoints new boss and launches review of Altaire
20 Oct 11
Piper Aircraft has appointed Simon Caldecott as its new interim President and CEO, with immediate effect, and has announced a review of the company's Altaire business jet development programme.
AD issued for Dyn'Aero MCR Sportster Flaperon System
20 Oct 11
The Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile in France has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) relating to 'abnormal wear' on the flaperon system of the kit-built Dyn'Aero MCR Sportster aircraft (commercial names MCR VLA or MCR 01).
Air Safaris introduces Aussie Circumnavigator tour
13 Oct 11
Air touring company Air Safaris International has announced a new tour offering – the Aussie Circumnavigator. Participants in this all-inclusive dream trip will embark upon a grand tour of some of the most spectacular coastline in the world. Along the way they will have many opportunities to see the unique flora and fauna of Australia and to travel to remote areas not visited by most travellers.
Cromer gets planning permission
13 Oct 11, Cromer
Following a four year planning battle with objectors, Northrepps Aerodrome had its permanent planning permission granted on 13th October 2011 at the North Norfolk District Council Planning Committee hearing.
Cessna Citation CJ2+ Gains World Speed Record
13 Oct 11
Eric Norber has been awarded a world speed record for his July flight from Reykjavik in Iceland to London in the UK, in a Cessna Citation CJ2+. The speed record – 2:48:14 – was over a recognised course for a jet aircraft between 3,000 and 6,000 kilograms (FAI code C, C-1, e, III).
Major opposition in US to proposed $100-per-flight fees for GA
11 Oct 11
With the cost of flying an ongoing concern for pilots in the UK, similar news is filtering through from the U.S., where general aviation pilots could face a hefty per-flight fee as part of the Obama administration’s deficit-reducing package.
XH558 prepares for Royal Flypast and Fun Day
10 Oct 11, Doncaster Sheffield
XH558 will take part in a celebratory flypast on Sunday 16th October to honour the people of Wootton Bassett as they celebrate the Letters Patent granting the "Royal" title to the town.
Stratos 714 reveals latest cabin refinements
10 Oct 11
With wind tunnel testing now complete, engineers at Stratos Aircraft are busy adding refinements to the aircraft's cabin area while work continues with structural analyses and testing of the wings, tail and fuselage.
Wicks now stocking Dual universal Bluetooth receiver
7 Oct 11
Wicks Aircraft Supply has now added a new GPS receiver to its growing list of products for GA pilots: the Dual SGPX150 universal Bluetooth receiver.
e-Genius scoops prize for quietest aircraft
6 Oct 11
e-Genius, a two-seater electric aircraft designed and built by the University of Stuttgart's Institute of Aircraft Design, has become the first winner of the Lindbergh Prize for Quietest Aircraft.
CAA approves new Transponder Mandatory Zones for offshore windfarms
5 Oct 11, Manston
The CAA has approved the establishment of Transponder Mandatory Zones (TMZ) to cover two new major offshore wind turbine developments: London Array and Thanet Offshore windfarms, situated off the Kent coast.
Kemble launches 2012 Aviation Scholarships for young people
5 Oct 11, Kemble
Kemble (Cotswold Airport) has launched its 2012 Aviation Scholarships, offering 10 places to local teenagers aged between 14 and 18 who are interested in embarking on a career in aviation and gaining experience and training close to home.
Vampire Preservation Group reveals new sponsor for 2012
5 Oct 11
The Vampire Preservation Group has announced new sponsors for the 2012 display season: www.aerobytes.co.uk, a company responsible for flight data monitoring (FDM), a quality assurance system measuring aircraft parameters and producing software to demonstrate how an aircraft is being operated.
The famous Robin aircraft are back!
3 Oct 11
The famous Robin aircraft are back, now offering glass cockpits as well as diesel engine options. Built by Robin Aircraft in the original factory at Darois, near Dijon (also home again to the CAP aerobatics aircraft) the full range of Robins, from Dauphin trainers to the economical diesel Ecoflyer, and all with the renowned Jodel wing, are available for immediate order.
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