General aviation news archive for August 2013
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Public consultation into deregulation of all single-seat microlights
30 Aug 13
The CAA has today announced its intention to hold a Public Consultation on its proposal to deregulate (for airworthiness purposes) all UK-registered single seat microlights. This consultation, which will open during September and run for six weeks, will, if successful, extend the present single seat deregulated (SSDR) category, introduced in 2007, to include all single seat microlight aircraft as defined within Annex II Article 4(4). All such aircraft would then be able to be designed and constructed either privately or commercially without the airworthiness oversight of either a member association or the CAA.
LAA and WARTER Aviation reduce fuel costs for LAA members
29 Aug 13, Northampton Sywell, Wickenby
WARTER Aviation UK has announced a joint initiative to reduce the cost of LAA members’ fuel, which is due to be launched at the LAA Rally this weekend -- whereby LAA Members will be able to source drums of AVGAS 100LL or UL91 at a specially reduced price.
TMZ for Exeter Airport
27 Aug 13, Exeter
A temporary Transponder Mandatory Zone (TMZ) is being put in place around Exeter Airport during a planned outage of its Primary Surveillance Radar, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced today.
New Sandown owners lure record visitors
20 Aug 13, Sandown
Basking in the summer sun, Sandown has been enjoying a revived sense of community spirit since its future was secured earlier this year, with a surge in the number of GA pilots visiting the airfield over the last couple of months.
Helitech to address future of rotorcraft industry
13 Aug 13
The three-day Helitech International 2013 Conference is set to gather an array of rotary experts to create a genuinely international platform to address a number of key issues impacting the rotorcraft industry.
XH558 flies to Northern Ireland and Blackpool this weekend
10 Aug 13
Today (Saturday 10th August) XH558 is set to depart Doncaster just after 3pm to fly across towards the Isle of Man, then onwards to Northern Ireland to take part in the B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight at Newcastle in County Down. The last recorded instance of a Vulcan in the area was back in 1985 when the Vulcan Display Flight's XL426 took part in a display at Belfast Airport.
Moths return to Woburn this weekend
9 Aug 13
One of the most popular heritage events on the summer calendar, the de Havilland Moth Club International Tiger Moth Rally, is set to return to its spiritual home of Woburn Abbey, this weekend, after a five-year absence.
Panshanger's 1930s revival set to be busiest yet
7 Aug 13, Panshanger
This year's Panshanger Revival Day promises to be the busiest and most authentic ever, and hopes to attract even more vintage aircraft than in previous years – with free landing for all pilots. Better yet, there's barbecue rations and a year's visiting membership for those flying vintage aircraft.
CAA rethinking day/VFR limits for Permit aircraft
6 Aug 13
The CAA has confirmed that it is in talks with the LAA about enabling amateur-built and ex-type certified Permit aircraft to be relieved of their day/VFR limitation, on a by-aircraft basis -- on condition of agreed airworthiness characteristics and suitable equipment. This follows today's announcement by the CAA of an easing of operating restrictions on the UK’s sole airworthy Vulcan aircraft. The move allows the former RAF bomber to be now operated under daytime IFR rules and in IMC, it was previously limited to VFR daytime operations.
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