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Air Navigation Order 2016

26 Aug 16
The new Air Navigation Order (ANO) 2016 has come into force as of 25 August.

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UK aviation chief calls for the arrest of anyone found carrying laser pointers

26 Aug 16
Andrew Haines, chief executive of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), says people found carrying powerful laser pointers should be arrested, even if they are not in use.

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Airlander makes first flight, suffers accident on second

26 Aug 16
The Airlander 10 airship made its first flight on 17 August. It took off from Cardington in Bedfordshire at 19.45 and returned to land after a nineteen-minute flight – shorter than planned because of a late start and the need to return before dark. A week later it was damaged in a landing accident.

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Pilot who ruined a Red Arrows display found guilty

24 Aug 16
The high-speed display in Bedfordshire had to be abandoned after a helicopter pilot stumbled into restricted airspace.

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Solo pilot Colin Hales continues his homebuilt aircraft world tour

19 Aug 16
At 1.00pm Alaskan time (10.00pm tonight in the UK), Colin Hales, a 46 year old aircraft mechanic from Staffordshire, will depart from Nome Airport, Western Alaska and head westward in his homebuilt KR2, continuing the world tour he embarked upon in 2014, crossing the Atlantic and North America. His intention is to cross the Bering Straight and fly through Russian Federation Airspace, en route to China.

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Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Scholarship awarded to Holly Palmer-Davison

19 Aug 16
The third Annual Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Scholarship has been awarded to Peterborough-based Photographic Retoucher Holly Palmer-Davison.

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Rotax aero engine thieves strike in Oxfordshire

19 Aug 16
Three Rotax engines were stolen, along with tools and flying gear including headsets from Holmbeck Farm airfield, Wing, Buckinghamshire.

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First flight for the Airlander 10

19 Aug 16
The Airlander has completed its first flight successfully. All objectives of the planned flight were accomplished and the aircraft is now safely back at its masting site.

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UK pilots reminded about dangers of over-flying gliding sites

11 Aug 16
The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) and the British Gliding Association (BGA) seek to remind pilots about the dangers of over-flying gliding sites, especially as the summer months mean increased gliding activity is likely.

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Youth Aviation App Takes Flight at Farnborough Air Show 2016

11 Aug 16
This year’s Farnborough International Airshow saw the launch of the Air League’s new Youth Aviation App.

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Mr Vans’ to be Guest of Honour at 2016 LAA Rally

11 Aug 16
Dick VanGrunsven – the creator of the Van’s RV range – is set to be the guest of honour at the LAA Rally at Sywell on 2, 3 and 4 September.

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Red Bull Air Race 2016 comes to Ascot

11 Aug 16
Daring pilots will take off this weekend at Ascot Racecourse to make sporting history in these aviation world championships.

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Marshall Director Terry Holloway joins e-Go as Chairman

4 Aug 16
Terry Holloway - Director of Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Ltd - has taken over as Chairman of e-Go aeroplanes Ltd.

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World's largest water bomber up for sale

3 Aug 16
With a wing span of 200 feet – making it larger than a 747 jumbo jet – the sole surviving Martin Mars flying boat has just gone up for sale for a staggering $3,000,000.

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Honourable Company of Air Pilots announces Trophies and Awards for 2015/16

2 Aug 16
Outstanding military and civil aviators have been recognised by the Honourable Company of Air Pilots in their annual Trophies and Awards.

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Wellesbourne’s Take Flight goes back to the future!

2 Aug 16
Take Flight Aviation, based at Wellesbourne, is celebrating ten years in business and the official opening of its new London Oxford site.

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