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30 Apr 20
Take some time away from the screen and unwind with Britain’s best selling GA magazine

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LAA position on lockdown maintenance flights

30 Apr 20
The LAA have released a statement regarding their position on the recent announcement that pilots will be able to carry out maintenance flights despite the coronavirus restrictions

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UK Civil Air Patrol sets up ‘pony express’ to deliver vital NHS supplies

30 Apr 20
Pilots belonging to the patrol are using aircraft such as the Vans RV-7 to get supplies, spare parts and medical equipment out to where they’re needed most

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GA aircraft maintenance flights will be allowed despite coronavirus restrictions

23 Apr 20
In some rare good news, just as Pilot was going to press the CAA announced that despite the current COVID-19 restrictions, owners and operators of GA aircraft will be permitted to conduct aircraft maintenance flights, including engine health flights

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Tecnam begin production of protective face shields

23 Apr 20
Tecnam have announced that it has started production of protective face shields to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

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Air navigation charges deferred, potentially saving European airlines £1 billion

23 Apr 20
Airlines will be able to temporarily defer the payment of air navigation charges, saving them tens of millions of pounds, following action from the UK government

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UK Civil Air Patrol sets up ‘pony express’ to deliver vital NHS supplies

16 Apr 20
Pilots belonging to the patrol are using aircraft such as the Vans RV-7 to get supplies, spare parts and medical equipment out to where they’re needed most

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Air League calls for change to ensure long-term future of UK aviation industry

16 Apr 20
The Air League has issued a statement looking at future skills development, support for GA and more efficient methods of flying, points of discussion they believe will be vital to the future of flying in this country

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Sir Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Scholarship 2020 open for applications

16 Apr 20
The scholarship, appropriately for its title, offers training to Private Pilot’s Licence standard on the classic and vintage de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moths of the Cambridge Flying Group at Cambridge Airport

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9 Apr 20
In these unprecedented times, it’s important to keep your mind busy

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Government guidance on recreational GA flying: The key points

9 Apr 20
On March 31 the Government released further information on coronavirus guidance that ‘precludes recreational GA flying’

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GA medical self-declaration exemption extended

9 Apr 20
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that the current exemption that allows General Aviation (GA) pilots to self-declare their medical fitness, that was due to expire on Wednesday 8 April 2020, has been extended to remain in place until 8 November 2020

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Applications now open for Ultimate Aerobatics scholarships

9 Apr 20
Ultimate Aerobatics, in partnership with Total UK Aviation Fuels, is offering scholarships for two pilots

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FAI air ambulances strive to meet Covid-19 demands with new isolation units

9 Apr 20
FAI rent-a-jet AG, Germany’s leading Air Ambulance Specialist and Special Mission Operator has been working around the clock to help evacuate those in need following unprecedented demand from the spread of coronavirus

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Henlow Flying Club will close after MoD grounds flights from RAF Henlow

2 Apr 20
The club will be able to stay on the site but will be unable to fly, effectively forcing the club’s closure

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VA Airline Training offer new support for pilots made redundant

2 Apr 20
The aviation community is our extended ‘family’ and the team at VA Airline Training would like to support any pilots affected by redundancy where they can

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Skyborne Airline Academy launches support programme for former Flybe pilots

2 Apr 20
Skyborne Airline Academy is setting out a series of measures to support pilots affected by the collapse of the airline Flybe

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