General aviation news archive for August 2012
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LAA Rally pilots beware P114
27 Aug 12
The Rally AIC shows a recommended route from the south-east of England that could potentially lead pilots to infringe the Paralympic P114 prohibited zone. The CAA has issued a NOTAM to flag up this problem.
Management of Olympics airspace hailed a success
22 Aug 12
The removal of the main airspace security arrangements for the London Olympics at midnight on 15/16 August marked a successful end to one of the largest airspace changes ever undertaken in the UK, according to the CAA. Pilots affected by the changes adapted extremely well throughout the period of the restrictions, says the CAA, and in general showed a high level of professionalism and responsibility, despite being adversely affected by the changes.
Swift reveals plans for new UK-built light aircraft
22 Aug 12
The first new family of light aircraft to be certified in the UK for over two decades is poised to make the leap from the drawing board to prototype. The Swift range of two-seat aircraft are designed for touring and training.
Cessna renames new Turbo Skylane aircraft
16 Aug 12
Cessna has announced that it is renaming its newest single engine product: the jet fuel-burning turbo aircraft, announced at the EAA/AirVenture in Oshkosh last week as the Turbo Skylane® NXT, will from now on be called the Turbo Skylane® JT-A.
Main Olympics airspace restrictions end, but smaller set remain
16 Aug 12
The main airspace security arrangements covering the London Olympics were withdrawn at midnight on 15/16 August -- although a smaller set of restrictions will remain in place to protect the main Paralympics sites, and various shorter-term airspace restrictions will cover other venues.
Hypersonic aircraft sets out for trial flight in U.S.
15 Aug 12
In the U.S. an experimental aircraft that can reach Hypersonic speeds was being given a trial run over the Pacific Ocean today, according to media reports.
CAA to consider diabetic pilots for medical certificates
15 Aug 12
Pilots and air traffic controllers with diabetes treated with insulin --and other medications that significantly lower blood glucose -- may now be considered for medical certificates by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Red Arrows to return to Cotswold Airport
10 Aug 12, Kemble
Cotswold Airport in Kemble will welcome the Red Arrows back to their former home on August Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday 26th to Monday 27th, when the world-famous Royal Air Force aerobatic display team will attend the inaugural Best of British Show.
GA sales climbing
9 Aug 12
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today released the results of the first six months of general aviation industry shipments and billings. Aeroplane shipments increased 5.9 percent in the first six months of 2012 compared to 2011 while the accompanying value of the aeroplane deliveries rose 13.2 percent.
Win a pair of Little Gransden Show tickets and free landing
9 Aug 12, Little Gransden
Little Gransden will be holding its 20th Anniversary Air & Car show this year on Sunday 26th August 2012, featuring an amazing air display and supporting a great cause -- plus UKGA has free tickets to give away, along with free landing on the day.
SubSonex Jet Prototype to Fly in AirVenture Showcase
9 Aug 12
Sonex Aircraft, LLC has announced that JSX-1, the #1 proof-of-concept prototype of the SubSonex very light jet, is set to fly during the Showcase presentation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012.
Coventry Aeroplane Club to celebrate 80th birthday with 80 free flights
9 Aug 12, Coventry
Coventry Aeroplane Club, one of the oldest flying clubs in the country, is set to celebrate its 80th birthday in style this year with an open weekend on 18-19th August at its clubhouse – during which 80 lucky people will enjoy a free flight.
EASA upgrade could disrupt CAA service
7 Aug 12
The processing of personnel licence and rating applications will be affected by a major IT systems upgrade, taking place ahead of the introduction of EASA pilot licences on 17 September, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced today.
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