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Former RAF head set to become UK CAA chair

28 May 20
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (7th May 2020) announced the former head of the Royal Air Force, Sir Stephen Hillier, as his preferred candidate to become the new Chair of the UK Civil Aviation Authority

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Public consultation deadline for airspace change criteria extended to June 26

28 May 20
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has made the decision to extend the deadline of the public engagement on the proposed criteria that the Civil Aviation Authority will use to determine whether to accept the Airspace Change Masterplan

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Aerobility buys 63 ex-RAF motor gliders

28 May 20
In a move that surprised many industry observers, the RAF’s fleet of 63 decommissioned Vigilant T1 motor gliders has been sold by the MoD’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation to the UK charity Aerobility

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Recreational GA flying now allowed in England following latest govt covid advice

21 May 20
Updated government coronavirus advice means that recreational GA flying is now allowed from English airfields if social distancing measures are strictly observed

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Comco C42C soon to be arriving at Little Snoring Airfield

21 May 20
The Light Aircraft Company recently announced that the much-anticipated Comco C42C (in UK spec) is scheduled to arrive at company’s base at Little Snoring Airfield in Norfolk in May (correct at time of publication)

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Prototype of new amphibious Dornier Seastar completes first flight

21 May 20
The prototype of the New Generation Dornier Seastar amphibian successfully performed its first flight recently at Oberpfaffenhofen airport, Germany

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Get your copy of Pilot’s June issue delivered to your door

21 May 20
With many of us in the UK now returning to flying, our June issue will be the perfect way to catch up with what’s been happening in the aviation world during lockdown

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Pilot's Where to Fly Guide available May 27

21 May 20
The guide contains everything you need to know about clubs, schools and training

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UPDATE: LAA’s latest coronavirus statement and advice

14 May 20
Light Aircraft Association CEO Steve Slater has released the below advice to all pilots in light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation

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Volunteer pilot delivers coronavirus test consumables to Outer Hebrides

14 May 20
The United Kingdom Civil Air Patrol (UKCAP), an air support charity that uses volunteer pilots and crews, has this week undertaken an operation related to routine COVID-19 testing activity on behalf of NHS Western Isles

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GAMA members take action to help fight coronavirus

14 May 20
Over the last month, many General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) member companies have taken steps to help their communities fight against COVID-19

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Total UK supports UK air ambulance services with free jet fuel

14 May 20
Total UK Limited has announced that it will be supplying free jet fuel to both the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) and the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) during the coronavirus pandemic

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Sky typing legal again after APPG for GA campaign

14 May 20
Sky typing is now legal again in the UK following a long campaign by the MPs and Lords of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA)

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