General aviation news archive for February 2015
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CAA to scrap periodic weight checks for microlights
27 Feb 15
The requirement for microlights to be re-weighed every five years is to be removed, the CAA has confirmed. The decision forms part of the CAA’s GA Change Programme and follows a joint proposal from the British Microlight Aircraft Association (BMAA) and the Light Aircraft Association (LAA).
CAA making plans for Medical Dept
26 Feb 15
Following a public consultation, the CAA has confirmed it is committed to exploring options for the way it currently provides medical services to the aviation industry.
Power Flow offers free exhaust systems e-booklet
26 Feb 15
Based on the firm belief that an educated pilot is a safer pilot, Power Flow Systems, Inc. has recently published a 28- page concise guide in e-booklet format entitled: "All You Ever Need To Know About: General Aviation Exhaust Systems". The publication is free to all interested pilots and mechanics.
Cardiff joins life-saving Strasser scheme
24 Feb 15, Cardiff
Another International airport, Cardiff, has joined the AOPA "Strasser Scheme". All public UK and Channel Islands Airports that were asked to join the AOPA "Strasser Scheme" have done so, except Bournemouth, London Luton, Lydd and Manchester. Only these 4 are refusing to join this potentially life saving CAA recommended scheme.
Gyroplanes to qualify for Cs of A
19 Feb 15
A proposal to introduce Certificates of Airworthiness (C of A) for some gyroplanes has been put forward by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The move would see type-certified, factory-built gyros qualify for Cs of A, rather than Permits to Fly, as at present. This would allow the aircraft to be used for commercial operations.
CAA announces change to 90-day rule
19 Feb 15
As part of its response to the Government’s General Aviation (GA) Red Tape Challenge, and its ongoing work to ensure regulation of GA is more proportionate, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has changed the requirement for some private pilots to have completed three take offs and landings in the past 90 days before they can fly with a passenger.
CAA relaxes IFR instrument requirements
12 Feb 15
As part of its response to the Government’s General Aviation (GA) Red Tape Challenge, and its ongoing work to ensure regulation of GA is more proportionate, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has relaxed the need for GA aircraft to carry certain equipment when flying under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
Cirrus 2014 sales best for six years
12 Feb 15
Cirrus Aircraft today announced that new aircraft shipments in 2014 were the best company performance since 2008.
Aerolite 120 now available in the UK
7 Feb 15
For under £20k, could this be the perfect way to take to the sky this summer? The Aerolite 120 is now available in the UK.
CAA confirms Southend controlled airspace
5 Feb 15
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today confirmed its approval of a request from London Southend Airport to establish controlled airspace (CAS) around the airport. However, the extent of the CAS original requested has been reduced following assessment work carried out by the CAA.
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