General aviation news archive for October 2012
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CAA announces plans for future GA pilot safety promotion material
31 Oct 12
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced plans to update the way it provides safety promotion material to UK recreational pilots. The proposals will see the CAA potentially working with the specialist aviation media to use a variety of methods to provide high quality information to pilots.
CAA publishes advice for new trainee pilots
23 Oct 12
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released new guidance for prospective commercial pilots, which includes information about protecting financial payments.
WWII-era Spitfires to be excavated in Burma later this month
18 Oct 12
A project to excavate dozens of Spitfires buried in Burma during World War II is set to begin at the end of October. Up to 60 of the iconic single-seat aircraft are believed to have been purposely hidden by British forces almost 70 years ago -- greased and wrapped, then buried underground, unassembled in transport crates -- to prevent them falling into Japanese hands.
CAE & APS to provide student pilots with Upset Prevention and Recovery Training
18 Oct 12
CAE and Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) today announced an extension of their partnership to provide comprehensive academic and in-flight Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) to flight instructors and student cadets attending CAE Oxford Aviation Academy flight school programmes.
Pioneer Aircraft wins Most Promising Startup Business of 2012
18 Oct 12
Pioneer Aircraft Ltd scooped the title of 'Most Promising Startup Business' at the Monmouthshire Business Awards 2012, held on Friday 5th October at the Angel Hotel in Abergavenny.
15-year-old becomes UK’s youngest ever solo glider pilot
18 Oct 12, Ridgewell
Fifteen-year-old Alex Harris became the UK’s youngest ever solo glider pilot when he took to the air at Essex Gliding Club at 13:00 on 10th October 2012 -- just three days after new rules, dropping the solo age from 16 to 14, were ratified by the British Gliding Association’s Executive Committee.
2013 to mark Vulcan's last flying season
16 Oct 12
Next year looks set to be XH558's final flying season, and is therefore expected to mark the last opportunity to see a Vulcan in the sky.
Bonhams to auction 1942 Hurricane for estimated £1.4m
11 Oct 12, Brooklands
A Hurricane fighter aircraft - like one of the many that defended British shores during World War II's Battle of Britain - will be the star attraction at the Bonhams sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands, the spiritual home of the Hurricane, in Weybridge on Monday 3rd December.
Manx Flyers Aero Club suspends all winter flying & handling
11 Oct 12, Isle Of Man
Isle of Man Airport-based Manx Flyers Aero Club has announced that it has suspended all flying and handling activities for the winter -- due to a lack of viability.
NATS highlights international flight plan changes
11 Oct 12
NATS has highlighted that pilots need to be aware of international changes to the format of flight plans, which come into effect from 15th November 2012.
Ten-Air Fest to celebrate Jersey airport's 75th anniversary
11 Oct 12, Jersey
To celebrate its 75th anniversary this year, Jersey Airport has teamed up with the Jersey Aero Club and a number of business partners to offer its inaugural ‘Ten-Air Fest’ programme between Friday 5th October and Saturday 17th November.
Fourth UK school Build-A-Plane project heads to Yorkshire
9 Oct 12
This month students and staff at Goole High School in Yorkshire have been invited to take part in a new Build-A-Plane scheme - which aims to build a fully operational Sherwood Ranger ST.
Adams Aviation to supply McFarlane aircraft parts across Europe
5 Oct 12
Adams Aviation is now representing McFarlane Aviation throughout Europe, stocking their extensive range of quality FAA-PMA parts for aircraft such as Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft, Grumman and many others.
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