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BLOODHOUND Targets 500mph in South Africa in 2018

20 Dec 17
The BLOODHOUND Project today announced plans to run BLOODHOUND SSC for the first time on its dry lake bed race track at Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, South Africa, in October 2018

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NATS launches pre-notification tool for general aviation pilots

20 Dec 17
On 1 January 2018 NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, launches an online pre-notification tool for all GA flights wishing to transit Class D controlled airspace within the London area

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Rotax’s new 140hp 915 aero engine certified

20 Dec 17
On 19 December engine manufacturer BRP received the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Type Certificate for its new Rotax 915 iSc3 A aircraft engine

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UK IMC rating survey

18 Dec 17
The UK IMC rating is an accessible and affordable basic instrument qualification. It can be entered on an EASA licence up until April 2019, and has a validity of 25 months

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Garmin’s ‘glass panel’ G5 replaces gyro DI & AI instruments

14 Dec 17
Garmin has received FAA and EASA approvals of additional G5 EFIS capabilities, including the installation of the G5 in place of an existing directional gyro or horizontal situational indicator in select certified fixed-wing GA aircraft

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Ground school scholarships for female pilots

14 Dec 17
The British Woman Pilots’ Association has announced the first of ‘a number of exciting scholarships’ for female pilots in 2018, the BWPA Easy PPL Ground School Scholarships 2018 - two scholarships each worth £1600

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Pipistrel aircraft win CAA stamp of approval, opening up UK market

14 Dec 17
On 13 December the UK Civil Aviation Authority formally presented Slovenian light aircraft producer the Pipistrel Group with its A8-21 Certificate, confirming that Pipistrel meets the exacting standards required by the authority to design and manufacture aircraft for the UK market

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Cessna launches new utility twin

7 Dec 17
On 28 November Textron Aviation confirmed long circulating rumours that it was developing a new ‘clean sheet’ twin-turboprop utility aircraft, now revealed as the Cessna SkyCourier 408, with FedEx Express as launch customer

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All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on GA grows – and presses ministers for act

7 Dec 17
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on GA announced in early December that it now enjoyed the support of a record 85 Parliamentarians, making it one of the biggest APPGs in the current parliament and further strengthening the voice of GA

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10,000 RV homebuilts have flown

7 Dec 17
Van’s Aircraft reports that an RV-7 built by David Porter of Martinsburg, West Virginia, has been ‘officially’ recognised as the 10,000th example of its RV series of homebuilts to fly

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e-Licensing becomes reality for commercial pilots

7 Dec 17
Commercial pilots can now apply for a licence online, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced. The new service is part of the CAA’s plans to update the personnel licensing system for the UK aviation industry, with private licence applications following next year

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