General aviation news archive for May 2015
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CAA announces new PPL syllabus & considers removal of PPL medicals
29 May 15
In the latest move to make the regulation of the UK’s General Aviation (GA) sector more proportionate and evidence-based, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced today at the major Aeroexpo GA event a new training syllabus for pilots and proposed changes to some private pilot medical requirements.
Just Aircraft dealer appointed in UK
28 May 15
Just Aircraft has reached an agreement with Robert Pooler in the UK to begin selling SuperSTOL Aircraft kits, pending approval by the Civil Aviation Authority.
Sturgate bought by aviation family
24 May 15, Sturgate
Sturgate Airffield has recently been acquired by Paul Warren-Gray and his family - aircraft owners and pilots themselves - securing the airfield for years to come.
Power Flow ships 1,500th Skyhawk exhaust kit
19 May 15
Power Flow, the leading supplier of aircraft Tuned Exhaust Systems, has shipped their 1,500th Skyhawk kit. The response of Skyhawk owners to the benefits of a tuned exhaust over the original system represents about a third of the total number of kits Power Flow has shipped over the past 16 years of developing STCs and manufacturing them.
Tecnam pondering "P Jet" development
12 May 15
Tecnam today announced that it is actively evaluating the potential of developing and producing a two-seater, single turbofan engine powered aircraft.
PPL teacher launches new one-week groundschool
12 May 15
Linda Wheeler, founder of a new PPL ground school, combines 20-plus years as a private pilot with her experience in the education sector to develop her own technique as a theory instructor.
EPS diesel engine heading towards certification
5 May 15
Since introducing the first modern aircraft diesel engine developed from a "clean sheet" design at AirVenture last summer, Engineered Propulsion Systems (EPS), has been busy. They have completed Phase One of their flight testing program, added staff, production facilities, sophisticated tooling and will soon be launching advanced tests with pre-production engines.
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