General aviation news archive for September 2015
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CAA GA update & consultation
30 Sep 15
Significant progress continues to be made to make regulation of the UK’s General Aviation (GA) sector more proportionate and evidence-based the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said today.
LAA Rally 2015 welcomes more than 800 aircraft
10 Sep 15
With the hard-working air traffic control team at Sywell handling over 800 different aircraft and a total of around 1,800 movements across the weekend of 4th, 5th and 6th, the Light Aircraft Association’s annual rally continued its run of success.
CAA endorses LAA Wings Award Scheme
10 Sep 15
The new LAA Wings Award Scheme has been endorsed by the UK Civil Aviation Authority in accordance with the Pilot Recognition for Operational Up-skilling and Development (PROUD) scheme. Announced at the LAA Rally at Sywell on Saturday 5th September, the new initiative from the LAA Pilot Coaching Scheme is designed to improve the skill levels of private pilots by encouraging life-long learning for members and other pilots, as a route to helping improve safety.
New touchscreen controller from Garmin
10 Sep 15
Garmin has announced a new touchscreen controller option, which serves as the interface between the pilot and G2000, G3000 and G5000 Integrated Flight Decks (IFD), while also providing Standby Flight Display (SFD) capabilities. A new, high-resolution landscape display and responsive infrared touchscreen serves as the primary point of entry, so flight plan modifications and data entry are streamlined and simplified. The GTC 580 leverages the intuitive icon-driven GTC 570 interface, providing complete fight deck management control, including flight planning, radio and audio management, weather systems control and more.
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