General aviation news archive for May 2017
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90th anniversary of Lindbergh’s historic flight
19 May 17
21 May will mark the ninetieth anniversary of Charles Lindbergh becoming the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from New York to Paris, setting off a wave of enthusiasm for aviation that spread around the world.
Textron Aviation to deliver final Cessna Citation Mustang
15 May 17
The final production Cessna Citation Mustang rolled off the assembly line on 11 May and will be delivered shortly, ending its twelve-year production run and more than 470 aircraft delivered to customers worldwide.
Airlander gets airborne again
15 May 17
After its ‘heavy landing’ last August, the Airlander 10 has now undergone a successful test flight on 10 May lasting 180 minutes, kicking off its three-phase flight test programme again.
Could Manston Airport be saved?
11 May 17
The pressure group Supporters of Manston Airport has declared itself delighted that Dale Crawford, of DTD Consult, has now made the intentions of a potential, new investor known publicly after the Thanet Extra/Kent Online reported that a US logistics company with roots in Europe had stepped forward with a plan to acquire Manston Airport ‘with a view to reviving aviation on the 750-acre site’.
Brighton City Airport GNSS Instrument Approach proposal – make your voice heard
9 May 17
Brighton City Airport (Shoreham)’s public consultation regarding its proposal for improved GNSS instrument approach procedures is still running and now is the time for pilots to add their comments
British Team Favourites for Formation Aerobatic Championship Success
5 May 17
The UK Globalstars formation display team is one of the leading teams in the Formation Aerobatics event in Zhengzhou, China.
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