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CAA begins new round of funding for 8.33 kHz radio switchover

31 May 18
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has opened a new funding period to assist general aviation pilots who still need to buy an 8.33 kHz radio for their aircraft

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Royal Wedding protected by drone detection systems

31 May 18
Major events require a major security operation, and the recent Royal Wedding was one of the biggest operations in recent times

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Helipad at Isle of Arran brewery welcomes first visitors

31 May 18
The sunny weather last week saw the new Helipad on Isle of Arran’s brewery in action for the first time with visitors arriving by helicopter for a brewery tour

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AVGAS prices reduced at Blackbushe Airport

31 May 18
The new price reduces the cost of fuel by 17 pence per litre from that offered throughout 2017, and represents a significant saving for residents and visitors alike

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Want to get into gliding? One pilot’s 500km flight will provide ample inspiratio

31 May 18
In July 2017 Dave McCarthy completed a mammoth 500 km flight in the skies above Wales – that’s not even the furthest flight that these gliders can complete

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Defence Minister to ‘look again’ at military aerodrome sell-offs

17 May 18
The Defence Minister, The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, has pledged to look again at the military aerodromes being disposed as part of the Ministry of Defence estate modernisation programme

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Show Report: Popham Microlight Fair

17 May 18
Enjoying record high temperatures for May and some of the best flying weather so far this year, last weekend’s Microlight Fair left traders and customers basking in a warm glow

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Bloodhound land speed record attempt due in late 2019

17 May 18
Two years worth of discussions with a major third party has led, this month, to a very significant development that will aid BLOODHOUND’s ability to raise funds and set up an attempt in October or November 2019

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Skyhawks to China

17 May 18
At April’s Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai Textron announced orders from Chinese customers for 52 Cessna Skyhawks, all to be delivered this year

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Brooklands Museum nominated for world’s biggest museum award

10 May 18
Brooklands Museum in Surrey, the most prolific aviation manufacturing site in Europe and site of the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, has been announced as a finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018, the biggest museum prize in the world

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MTOSport 2017 gyroplane receives UK CAA approval

10 May 18
The all-new two-seat tandem gyroplane type received Design Approval from the UK CAA for UK operations on 18th April 2018

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Aero Expo UK coming to Wycombe Air Park this June

10 May 18
The event runs from June 14 – 16 and includes a complimentary ‘Pilots Party’ on the evening of June 15 after the show has ended. Pilot Magazine will also have a stand at the event

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Helicentre announces new flight instructor refresher seminar

10 May 18
Midlands-Based ATO (Approved Training Organisation) Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced the launch of a brand new two-day EASA Helicopter Flight Instructor refresher seminar, the first of which is due to take place on 23rd and 24th May 2018

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Exeter Airspace Change Proposal turned down by the CAA

2 May 18
In its formal decision (CAP 164) published late in April the CAA’s Safety and Airspace Regulation Group declared that it had decided not to approve Exeter and Devon Airport’s ACP

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SkyDemon wins double Queen’s Award for Enterprise

2 May 18
Europe’s most popular flying software wins UK’s most prestigious business award

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Celebrating 25 Years of Europa Aircraft

2 May 18
Europa Aircraft is celebrating its silver jubilee, 25 years after the flight of the first production aircraft and the company has launched a range of 25 Anniversary limited edition merchandise to mark the occasion

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