General aviation news archive for July 2011
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Book fly-in slots online for the LAA Sywell Rally
28 Jul 11, Northampton Sywell
Pilots planning to fly in to the LAA Sywell International Air Rally & Exhibition, taking place at Sywell from 2-4th September 2011, can now pre-book a slot via the website, which also provides further details about this year's event.
Redhill Aerodrome submits planning application for hard runway
27 Jul 11, Redhill
Redhill Aerodrome is today submitting a planning application for the development of a hard runway to replace its three grass runways. The application and supporting Environmental Statement proposes the construction of a hard runway of 1199m x 30m, a taxiway link, replacement runway and approach lighting and drainage improvements.
Trio of new helicopters to make UK debut at Helitech 2011
27 Jul 11, Duxford
Three new helicopters are set to make their UK debuts at Helitech 2011 on 27-29 September at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, near Cambridge: Eurocopter’s EC145 T2; the Guimbal Cabri G2; and Heli Air Design's HAD 01.
New memorials to be unveiled at former WWII airfields
27 Jul 11
The Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust (ABCT) is set to unveil new memorials at two of Devon's former WWII airfields: Okehampton II (Folly Gate) and Harrowbeer.
LAA appoints new Chief Executive Officer
27 Jul 11
The LAA has revealed that Richard (Rich) Dunevein-Gordon will succeed Peter Harvey as the organisation's CEO in September 2011.
Oxford Airport to host 'Fly to the Past' air show
26 Jul 11, Oxford
Oxford Airport will play host to a major air show and family open day, ‘Fly to the Past’, on 21st August 2011. With 12 hours of activities - both in the air and on the ground - the show aims to encourage people of all ages to embrace the history of flight and immerse themselves in the culture of days gone by.
Mendelssohn launches online sale on selected items
25 Jul 11
Mendelssohn Pilot Supplies has launched an online sale, offering price reductions on a number of products such as the GARMIN GPSMAP 695, which has been reduced by £200 from £1499 to £1299 plus VAT.
Aircraft Spruce launches new online shopping tools
25 Jul 11
Aircraft Spruce has introduced a range of new shopping tools at www.aircraftspruce.com, enabling home builders to simplify their avionics selection and ordering process.
2012's AeroExpo dates already announced
25 Jul 11, Northampton Sywell
Hot on the heels of this year's AeroExpo UK at Sywell, the event's organisers have revealed the dates for next year's event, which will return to Sywell Aerodrome on 25-27th May 2012.
Lightweight air conditioning launched for LSA
24 Jul 11
Corbi Air has joined forced with Air Management Technology (AMT) to launch a lightweight air conditioning solution for the light sport and experimental aircraft market.
Sennheiser Aviation unveil new S1 Digital aviation headset
22 Jul 11
Audio specialist Sennheiser Aviation is set to unveil a new aviation headset on Sunday at EAA Air Venture Oshkosh: the new S1 Digital, which promises to deliver intelligent noise cancellation technology combined with maximum wearing comfort.
Lancair announces new EFC900X Avionics Suite
22 Jul 11
Lancair International, creator of the world’s most successful high performance piston and turbine kit aircraft, has rolled out a new avionics suite for its Evolution Aircraft, which has since its inception been equipped with Garmin avionics centered around the G900X system.
Win a flight in a Catalina flying boat
22 Jul 11, Duxford, White Waltham
Fancy winning a 50-minute flight in a classic 1943 Flying Boat? Six seats are up for grabs in a special prize draw in aid of Maidenhead Heritage Centre's Grandma Flew Spitfires ATA project.
Garmin's GTX 23 ES creates affordable route to ADS-B Compliance
22 Jul 11
Global sat nav leader Garmin has announced the launch of the GTX 23 ES remote transponder, a new remote-mounted Mode-S extended squitter transponder for light aircraft. The GTX 23 ES is designed for use with the G3X™ glass cockpit, Garmin’s flight display designed exclusively for this market.
Cotswold Helicopter Centre chosen as UK agent for Guimbal G2
22 Jul 11
Helicopteres Guimbal, manufacturer of the Cabri G2 two-seat helicopter, has appointed Cotswold Helicopter Centre as their exclusive distributor for the UK market.
Pembrey airport seeks new flying school as development programme steams ahead
20 Jul 11, Pembrey
Pembrey Airport's extensive development programme is making good progress, with the civil work on the runway extension now complete, and the concrete finish due by October 2011 -- which will give the airport a runway length of 1200 metres by 45 metres.
Changes to London 2012 Airspace Restrictions announced
19 Jul 11
The UK Government today announced a number of changes to its original 2012 Olympics airspace security restrictions, including a reduction in the overall duration of the full restrictions. This follows extensive work by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the Department for Transport (DfT) and the General Aviation community to assess the impact of the original restrictions proposed back in March 2011 – from both an economic and safety perspective.
SunnyCam Video Glasses now available from Mendelssohn
18 Jul 11
SunnyCam Video Glasses are now available from Mendelssohn Pilot Supplies, giving pilots an easy way to record their flying experiences from the cockpit, hands-free and in high resolution.
Jeppesen teams with GRT Avionics to provide NavData for GA pilots
18 Jul 11
Jeppesen NavData and obstacle services are now available on avionics units from GRT Avionics.
'Clean Sky' project set to decrease future helicopter fuel consumption
18 Jul 11
Eurocopter, Austro Engine, Mecachrome and TEOS Powertrain Engineering have joined forces to work on decreasing future helicopter fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Latest changes to the UK aircraft register
18 Jul 11
A list of June 2011's de-registrations and additions to the UK register, from the CAA.
Mendelssohn adds new SkyDemon Mobile device to its product range
15 Jul 11
Mendelssohn Pilot Supplies has added SkyDemon Mobile devices to its wide range of pilot products. Combining navigation and briefing capability, SkyDemon's mobile devices are designed to lessen pilots' workload, protect against hazards, and provide information as it's needed.
Fresh Mull of Kintyre Chinook report clears pilots' names
14 Jul 11
A new independent report has finally cleared the names of Flight Lieutenants Jonathan Tapper and Richard Cook who were accused of gross negligence after the Mull of Kintyre helicopter crash in 1994, in which 29 people died. Defence Secretary Liam Fox has apologised to the pilots' families, who have been fighting for years to clear their sons' names.
First Spitfire flight academy launched
14 Jul 11, Oxford
The idea of flying a Spitfire is the ultimate dream for many pilots, and a new flight academy at London Oxford Airport (EGTK - Kidlington) is set to make that dream a reality for those with deep enough pockets.
Beringer unveils new low-drag lightweight wheels and brake system
13 Jul 11
Beringer Wheels & Brakes has announced a new “Formula One” series of low-drag lightweight wheels and braking systems for light aircraft.
Flying car approved for road use in US
13 Jul 11
Terrafugia’s 'Transition', a unique combined flying-driving vehicle, has been approved for road use by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, allowing manufacturing to begin.
Sunspot landing light scoops aviation award
13 Jul 11
AeroLEDs’ Sunspot HX landing light is not the only LED light on the market, but it has scooped the Editors' Choice Award from Aviation Consumer, an independent online aviation resource.
New Cambridge Airport role set to help boost business, regional and GA activity
11 Jul 11, Cambridge
Cambridge Airport, which aims to become the leading aviation hub in the East of England, has appointed Sheila Kissane as the Airport Infrastructure Director -- a brand new role which aims to help increase the airfield's business, regional and general aviation activity.
Aircraft Spruce now stocking new Beyerdynamic HS 800 digital headset
8 Jul 11
Beyerdynamic's HS 800 Digital, a closed-back aviation headset, is now available from Aircraft Spruce, incorporating the innovative DANR system (Digital Adaptive Noise Reduction), which provides very effective active ambient noise attenuation.
Goodwood Festival drives exec aircraft sales
6 Jul 11
At least two demonstration flights are set to be arranged for the Pilatus PC-12 executive aircraft following strong interest at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed last weekend, which hosted their Aviation Exhibition as part of the event.
Jeppesen NavData now available with MGL Avionics systems for light aircraft
5 Jul 11
Jeppesen, a leader in navigational solutions, and MGL Avionics, a leading supplier of avionics for light aircraft, have entered into an agreement to provide Jeppesen NavData and obstacle services for MGL Avionics systems.
Stratos prepares model for wind tunnel tests
5 Jul 11
Stratos Aircraft is preparing a 1/5th scale model of their 714 VLPJ for wind tunnel tests due to take place at the University of Washington in Seattle from 8-12th August 2011.
GA pilots urged to drop in on Tower
4 Jul 11, Coningsby, Linton-On-Ouse, Northolt
UK pilots will once again be given the opportunity to gain an insight into the working life of Air Traffic Control at a host of open days at participating civil and military aerodromes later this year, as Visit ATC Day returns.
AeroExpo UK reports on 2011 turnout at Sywell
4 Jul 11, Northampton Sywell
AeroExpo UK has revealed that despite the poor weather on the Friday and Saturday of this year's AeroExpo (17-19 June), which grounded around 50% of pre-registered visiting aircraft, the event still managed to attract around 8,000 visitors and 420 visiting aircraft.
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