General aviation news archive for July 2017
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Another successful CAA prosecution
25 Jul 17
A microlight pilot has been prosecuted by the CAA for flying through Manchester airport’s controlled airspace on 20 January 2017, causing significant delays to commercial aircraft.
Tecnam’s second LEAP for NASA
21 Jul 17
Tecnam has delivered a second P2006T fuselage to NASA for its X-57 Maxwell LEAPTech (Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology) research programme, which is aimed at developing safer, more energy efficient, lower operating cost and ‘greener’ GA aircraft.
21 Jul 17
Last December PPL Andrew Hart took off from Weston Airport, Dublin in a Piper PA-28 bound for Shobdon. On his arrival there a visiting flying instructor was concerned that he had landed in poor weather conditions and asked to see his pilot’s licence, which he was unable to produce.
Government drops proposed new laser pen laws
21 Jul 17
The government has scrapped plans to introduce tougher laws for laser pen attacks on aircraft.
Sixty-six athletes from three air sports to take part in The World Games 2017
19 Jul 17
Parachuting Canopy Piloting (Swooping), Glider Aerobatics and Paramotoring feature under the umbrella ‘air sports’ in this year’s World Games being held from 20-30 July in Wroclaw, Poland. The air sports will take place over four days at Szymanow Airfield
About time too!
17 Jul 17
The CAA has announced that it had withdrawn the safety directive that had grounded all Hunter Aircraft on the UK register since August 2015
Glide Britain promotes the sport in a series of real flying visits
14 Jul 17
With the aim of raising the general awareness and understanding of gliding among the public, the British Gliding Association’s Glide Britain project team will be flying a glider on over a 1200 km journey across the UK, visiting thirteen gliding clubs over a two week period starting on Saturday 15 July.
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