General aviation news archive for November 2013
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CAA updates on GA Unit and Red Tape Challenge work
29 Nov 13
The CAA today updated GA stakeholders on its plans and progress in delivering a better deal for the UK’s general aviation sector. The update follows publication of the Government and CAA’s responses to the recent General Aviation Red Tape Challenge.
2013 Flying Show kicks off this Saturday
28 Nov 13
The 2013 Flying Show, the UK's largest indoor flying event, takes place this weekend (30th November-1st December) at Hall 12 of the NEC in Birmingham -- bringing together a wide collection of experts, products and aircraft from across the entire flying spectrum. Here are the latest updates from the Show...
Kemble to welcome in 2014 with 50% cut in landing fees
28 Nov 13, Kemble
Cotswold Airport (Kemble) has shown that it is full of Christmas cheer by announcing a 50% reduction in landing fees from January 2014. This means that a typical C172 or PA28 will be welcome to land at Kemble for the reduced price of just £10.
British Airways in drive to recruit more female pilots
28 Nov 13
British Airways has revealed that it is keen to encourage more female applicants to its Future Pilot Programme -- releasing a video featuring two sisters from Dublin, Cliodhna and Aoife Duggan, who are Senior First Officers for the airline.
Famous Mew Gull joins the Shuttleworth Collection
28 Nov 13, Old Warden
The Percival Mew Gull, a record-breaking racing aeroplane dating from the 1930s, has returned to the Shuttleworth Collection in Bedfordshire. The aircraft's successful design enabled it to win the coveted King's Cup Air Race in 1938, flown by Alex Henshaw – covering a remarkable 12,745 miles from England to Cape Town and back.
CAA launches online PPL application
19 Nov 13
Private pilots’ licences (PPLs) can now be applied for online -- thanks to the CAA's drive to improve the way it handles transactions. Trainee aeroplane and helicopter pilots who have successfully completed their training courses can, from today, complete the remaining application process on the CAA’s website www.caa.co.uk/privatepilots Applicants for Light Aircraft Pilots’ Licences (LAPL) and Flight Radiotelephony Operator’s licences can also use this form to make their applications.
Garmin launches web-based G5000 integrated flight deck training
14 Nov 13
Garmin today announced interactive, web-based pilot training for the G5000 integrated flight deck. Self-paced lessons help pilots streamline their initial flight training with the G5000 and offer a convenient, online course for future training.
Jeppesen completes rapid decompression tests on new iPad Air
14 Nov 13
Jeppesen has completed successful rapid decompression tests of a new iPad Air, proving device integrity in the unlikely event of sudden cabin pressure loss. The successful tests were completed to an altitude of 51,000 feet and are part of the program used by operators to obtain FAA authorisation for in-flight use of Jeppesen's mobile app solutions on iPad.
More than 150 attend Barton flight safety evening
14 Nov 13, Manchester Barton
On Thursday 31st October over 150 pilots and other members of the North West’s aviation community gathered at the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford for the a Flight Safety evening hosted by the General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo). This was the first Flight Safety Evening to be held at the stadium, which is immediately adjacent to City Airport & Heliport, and also included the first viewing of a video produced by City Airport in conjunction with NATS and Mainair Flying School. The video followed a flight departing from City Airport en-route to an airfield in Yorkshire to demonstrate what happens in the event a controlled airspace is infringed. The audience were able to see from the perspective of both the pilot and Air Traffic Control how situations like this are handled and the safeguards available to help prevent them, such as proper planning, listening squawks, use of the ‘Aware’ Airspace Warning Device available to pilots and the Airspace Infringement Warning system used by Air Traffic Control.
GASCo raises awareness of important GA safety resource
6 Nov 13
GASCo is hoping to raise wider awareness amongst GA pilots and engineers of the Occurrence Reports, which can be lodged with the CAA so that others can learn of potential problems.
Red Tape to be slashed for GA sector
6 Nov 13
The government and the CAA have announced plans to strip away unnecessary bureaucracy for the UK general aviation sector. One of the key changes will be the setting up by April 2014 of a new GA Unit within the CAA dedicated to more proportionate, effective regulation that supports and encourages a dynamic GA sector for the UK.
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