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Aviation legend Bob Hoover dies, aged 94

27 Oct 16
Described as the ‘greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived’, Hoover spent a lifetime in the skies reaching new horizons of what was possible as a pilot

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Royal Aeronautical Society to hold conference on light aircraft design

27 Oct 16
Tickets are available for the General Aviation Group’s 2016 conference, to be held in London on 14 November

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CAA goes back to proper definition of aerobatics

26 Oct 16
The CAA confirms that the ANO definition as to what constitutes aerobatic manoeuvres has reverted to that used in the 2009 Air Navigation Order (essentially the rules of the air)

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Battery-powered manned helicopter flies for the first time

26 Oct 16
Electric flight gets a boost by California-based Tier 1 Engineering’s test flights of the Robinson R44 chopper in late September

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Tracey Curtis-Taylor stripped of LAA navigation award

26 Oct 16
In an official statement issued on Monday 24 October, the LAA confirmed that following challenges online and in the press to ‘Bird in a Biplane’ Tracey Curtis-Taylor’s claims, she has been stripped of the association’s Bill Woodhams Trophy for navigation.

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Panshanger invites votes of support

20 Oct 16
Fill in a quick form before Monday 24 October to show support for the Council’s plan to keep and reopen the aerodrome.

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CAA and MoD to deliberately crash drones into aircraft

20 Oct 16
Tests hope to discover exactly what damage can occur in a mid-air collision, as number of reports of near-misses rise

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Alpi is looking for a new UK dealer

20 Oct 16
Located in Italy, Italian aircraft manufacturer Alpi claims to be a world leader in the production of ultralights, light aeroplanes and helicopters, as well as mini- and micro UAVs for defence or police use.

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WIN a McMurdo FastFind PLB!

12 Oct 16
Pilot magazine has teamed up with McMurdo to give one lucky person the chance to win a FastFind Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), worth £233!

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Competition winners enjoy a day with the Trig Aerobatic Team

11 Oct 16
The winner's of Trig and Pilot's joint competition enjoyed a fascinating presentation on avionics, a private tour of Air Leasing's packed hangar and a flying display by the Trig Aerobatic Team at Sywell

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Prohibited/Restricted Area designations removed from decommissioned nuclear site

10 Oct 16
The sites affected are Winfrith, Bradwell and Harwell in England, Chapelcross in Scotland and Trawsfynydd in Wales

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Take part in the Pilot audience survey

6 Oct 16
Take our short survey about your aircraft and purchasing habits, and you could be in with a chance of winning 1 of 3 aviation books.

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Matthias Dolderer wins the Red Bull Air Race title

6 Oct 16
The German claimed his first World Championship with a race to spare, thanks to an unwavering performance in the Red Bull Air Race debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Joint appeal to stop engine thieves

6 Oct 16
The LAA and BMAA are asking for anyone who has had a Rotax engine or other flying equipment stolen to provide information, following a spate of thefts

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Farewell to preservation pioneer

6 Oct 16
Edward T Maloney, one of the great pioneers of vintage aircraft preservation in the USA, died on 19 August 2016 at the age of 88

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Airline pilots' association calls for action on lasers and drones

6 Oct 16
The increase in laser attacks on pilots and drones near-misses with aircraft at UK airports has prompted action by the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA)

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New rules for airworthiness checks flights

6 Oct 16
The CAA, which no longer briefs pilots for conducting airworthiness check flights, has issued new guidance on the subject

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