General aviation news archive for January 2014
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Zenith ships CH 750 Cruzer kits
30 Jan 14
Zenith Aircraft has begun shipping kits for its newest model, the CH 750 Cruzer. It is an on-airport version of the popular STOL CH 750 that was originally designed for strip flying. The Cruzer, built for runways, uses smaller wheels and new wing and tail designs to achieve a higher cruise speed.
LAA to launch its own 'Change Challenge'
30 Jan 14
Following recent news about the Government Red Tape Challenge and the steps the CAA is taking to remove unnecessary regulation and bureaucracy within the GA sector, the LAA has announced its own consultation: the “LAA Change Challenge”, launching on 1st February 2014.
CAA reveals further details about newly-created SARG
23 Jan 14
The CAA has unveiled further details to the aviation industry of its recent structural reorganisation, which includes the creation of the Safety and Airspace Regulation Group (SARG).
Shuttleworth unveils 2014 airshow schedule
23 Jan 14, Old Warden
The Shuttleworth Collection, famous for its impressive flying displays of vintage aircraft, has unveiled details of this year's airshow schedule, which will include 11 themed events between May and October 2014.
CAA to make VFR charts clearer
16 Jan 14
Improvements to the VFR charts used by pilots have been announced by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The changes, which will increase the clarity of the information depicted on the VFR charts, follows a consultation with the aviation industry, and will appear in the new editions of the 1:500k and 1:250k series charts published in March 2014.
Trig continues aerobatics sponsorship
16 Jan 14
Trig Avionics has announce its continued sponsorship of the Trig Aerobatic Team. Last year over 1 million air show spectators witnessed the team’s extreme and close formation flying. The team displays in two Pitts S1-D biplanes - these classic aircraft don’t just feature Trig branding, they also carry Trig Mode S transponders and 8.33 VHF radios. These certified avionics are vital, enabling their pilots to navigate and communicate whenever they take to the air.
WARTER offers LAA fuel discount
16 Jan 14
WARTER Aviation UK has announced continuation of its joint initiative with the LAA, in plenty of time for Members to order their fuel for the new season. LAA Members will again be able to source drums of AVGAS 100LL or UL91 at a specially reduced price.
e-Go looking for crowdfunding
10 Jan 14
A new tranche of funding that will underwrite continuing development, refinement and production of its innovative light aircraft design is being put in place by e-Go aeroplanes Limited.
Channel Islands airspace classification to change
9 Jan 14, Guernsey, Jersey
The Director Civil Aviation Channel Islands has approved a change to the Channel Islands airspace classification and the redesignation of airspace structures.
CAA announces head of new GA Unit
9 Jan 14
The CAA today announced the appointment of two senior figures to key leadership roles within its recently merged safety and airspace functions -- including the head of the brand new General Aviation Unit. Tony Rapson, a former Royal Air Force Group Captain, air traffic controller and aviation policy expert, will head up the brand new General Aviation Unit, while Rob Bishton, a senior airline executive with a wealth of industry experience, will take over as Head of the CAA’s Flight Operations department.
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