General aviation news archive for September 2011
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Remember: Free landing at Cambridge in October for UKGA members
29 Sep 11, Cambridge
East of England-based Cambridge Airport is offering UKGA users one free landing slot during October enabling them to experience easy access to Cambridge and beyond.
LAA to celebrate 65th birthday next month
26 Sep 11
The Light Aircraft Association will have been in existence for 65 years on 26th October 2011 -- but like many senior citizens is still as active and enthusiastic as ever.
Helitech boasts impressive static display line-up
26 Sep 11, Duxford
Tomorrow (Tuesday 27th September), Helitech opens with one of its most impressive line-ups of static aircraft to date, with nearly 40 helicopters gracing the tarmac outside the exhibition halls.
McCauley delivers first production 1L100 Fixed-Pitch Composite Propeller
26 Sep 11
McCauley Propeller Systems, a division of Cessna Aircraft Company, has launched its first production ASTM-certified 1L100 fixed-pitch composite propeller.
File a Flight Plan Day to encourage GA pilots to prepare for Olympics
23 Sep 11
A unique, one-day event in November, will aim to get as many GA pilots as possible thinking about flight planning, ahead of next year’s London 2012 Olympics. Any pilots wishing to fly though the Restricted Zone, being put in place over the capital and surrounding areas during the Games, will need to file an accepted flight plan with air traffic controllers before they can take to the skies.
EASA publishes proposed rules for pilots flying in IMC
22 Sep 11
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today released proposed rules on Qualifications for flying in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC).
Cirrus celebrates delivery of its 5,000th aircraft
22 Sep 11
Cirrus Aircraft today announced that it is celebrating a major business milestone -- with the delivery of its 5,000th aircraft.
Dynon announces Skyview Version 3.2 with VP-X support & map panning
22 Sep 11
Dynon Avionics has launched Version 3.2 firmware for the SkyView Integrated Glass Panel system, a free upgrade for all existing SkyView owners and shipping as standard in all new systems.
WWII Piper Cub J4E Coupe confirmed for next AirNautica auction
20 Sep 11, Kemble
A 1941 J4E Piper Cub Coupe that served with the US Civil Air Patrol, and a Ventus B high performance glider, are two of the aircraft confirmed by a new, Cotswold Airport-based specialist aviation auction house for their inaugural auction on 2nd November 2011 at AV8.
CAA funds visibility trial for gliders and light aircraft
20 Sep 11
The CAA has agreed to fund research into ways of making gliders and light aircraft more visible to other pilots. Through the Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI), the CAA has teamed up with the British Gliding Association (BGA) and the Ministry of Defence to explore ways of improving the visibility of light aircraft, especially gliders. Being built of white composite materials, many of these aircraft can be very difficult to spot when airborne.
Veterans 'Not Forgotten' thanks to Typhoon Team
19 Sep 11, Coningsby
Armed forces veterans supported by The Not Forgotten Association were treated to a VIP visit at Royal Air Force Coningsby this month thanks to the Typhoon Display Team and sponsor Mazda UK.
REMOS unveils its most economical aircraft to date
19 Sep 11
REMOS Aircraft has unveiled its most economical aircraft yet with a new configuration of the GX series called the 'GXeLITE', designed for basic day / VFR flight only.
EC extends time for introducing European pilot licences
16 Sep 11
National aviation authorities across the European Union are to be given more time to prepare to issue the new Europe-wide pilot licences, subject to the agreement of the European Parliament. As a result, the UK Civil Aviation Authority now plans to begin issuing the new European licences and medical certificates from 1st July 2012 onwards.
Free Olympics 1:500,000 VFR Charts will be available in 2012
15 Sep 11
A detailed 1:500,000 VFR chart of the London 2012 Olympics airspace restrictions and changes will be given away free to pilots who purchase the new 1:500,000 VFR chart for South East England, due to be published on 8 March 2012.
Garmin unveils new 3D GPS models
14 Sep 11
Global satellite navigation leader Garmin has today announced the new aera 796 and aera 795, a series of portable aviation navigation devices.
Send a text to win a flight in formation with a Spitfire
13 Sep 11, Kemble
fly2help is running a fundraising text competition giving two lucky winners the chance to fly in formation alongside a Spitfire -- and savour the opportunity to view the world famous elliptical wing from a rare perspective.
LAA Sywell Rally hailed a great success
12 Sep 11, Northampton Sywell
The Light Aircraft Association’s annual Rally at Sywell Aerodrome has been heralded a great success by the pilots of more than 750 visiting aircraft and the thousands of visitors who arrived by road.
CAA approved controlled airspace for Norwich Airport
12 Sep 11, Norwich
The CAA has approved a proposal from the operators of Norwich International Airport to establish a Controlled Airspace structure in the vicinity of the airport. The new airspace arrangements will consist of a Control Zone (CTR) and a Control Area (CTA), to protect arriving and departing aircraft.
2 Sep 11, Woodford
New style spinner cover to fit all light aicraft
2 Sep 11
Aircraft Spruce is now stocking the ProPastie Spinner Cover, a new-style spinner cover designed to minimise snow, ice, and water from lying on your propeller hub and bearings, and potentially freezing inside your spinner.
World Air Speed Record holder Peter Twiss dies
2 Sep 11
British test pilot Lionel Peter Twiss DSC and Bar, OBE, who held the World Air Speed Record as the first man to fly at a speed greater than 1,000mph, died on 31st August 2011.
Mendelssohn stocks new Bose A20 headset
1 Sep 11
Mendelssohn Pilot Supplies is now stocking Bose's most advanced pilot headset yet: the A20, with auxiliary audio input for GPS and other devices, and Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity.
Aircraft Spruce now stocking Tempest Engine Preservation System
1 Sep 11
Aircraft Spruce is now stocking the Tempest Engine Preservation System (EPS), which is designed to protect aircraft engines from damage caused by moisture accumulation.
New Olympic airspace Podcast launched
1 Sep 11
A new aviation safety podcast has been launched today by the CAA in conjunction with the Sony Award-winning Flaps podcast team. Known as 'Airspace', the podcast initially forms part of the Airspace & Safety initiative (ASI) work to inform the aviation community of changes resulting from next year’s London 2012 Olympics -- but the podcast will also feature other safety and airspace issues.
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