General aviation news archive for March 2014
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Manston airport could close within weeks
21 Mar 14, Manston
Kent's loss-making Manston Airport could close as early as 9th April, according to media reports, with up to 150 jobs under threat. Manston has the fourth-longest runway in the country, and acts as a major diversion field and a search and rescue base. However, the airport has reportedly been experiencing "ongoing operational losses" of £10,000 a day under its new owner.
LAA announces winner of 2014 Armstrong-Isaacs Scholarship
17 Mar 14
The LAA has unveiled that 19-year-old Will Proud has been chosen as the winner of this year's Armstrong-Isaacs Scholarship -- providing him with funding to cover his NPPL training.
Enstrom introduces TH180 training helicopter
6 Mar 14
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has unveiled the brand new TH180, designed as a training helicopter with a focus on low operating costs and ease of learning.
Jersey charity launches 2014's flying scholarships for the disabled
6 Mar 14, Jersey
Jersey light aviation charity Helping Wings has announced its 2014 bursary, open to local disabled people – worth approximately £1600 towards the costs of 10 hours of flight training with Jersey Aero Club. This scholarship aims to enable the successful candidate to complete enough training to be at, or close to, the point where they are ready to fly solo.
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