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GA Light Aircraft paid a high price for making an Emergency landing at London Luton Airport

A Piper Warrior had to pay £1047.36, for making an Emergency landing at London Luton Airport. On the 19th January 2016 an instructor and a student set of from Elstree aerodrome, in a Piper Warrior151 (weight 2,325lbs.), on a night flight for his night rating course. On the take-off run…

Guernsey Airport - 50% discount on landing fees

Guernsey Airport - 50% discount on landing fees for AOPA Silver Wings (or higher) Holders. Guernsey Airport are offering a 50% discount on landing fees for those flying under the AOPA Wings Scheme at silver standard or above. If you are accredited and would like to benefit from this discount,…

Consultation: Rules of the air - increased fines for infringements

Consultation: Rules of the air - increased fines for infringements. Seeks views on increasing the maximum fine level applied to persons contravening the Standardised European Rules of the Air. These changes apply exclusively to the regulations on: communicating with air traffic control flight plans position reporting The proposal will change…

AIR LEAGUE- Volunteer Gliding Squadrons Petition - Government Response

AIR LEAGUE- Volunteer Gliding Squadrons Petition - Government Response. With almost 16,000 signatories so far the Government have made thier first response to the petition: The MOD has confirmed plans to relaunch Air Cadet Aviation to ensure cadet flying opportunities are available whilst delivering value for money. Air Cadet Gliding…

CAA - Air show fees decision

CAA - Air show fees decision - The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today announced the outcome of its consultation on charges for air displays.  The regulator has reaffirmed its commitment to the air show industry and highlighted the importance of new safety enhancements being introduced. The CAA is…

AIR LEAGUE- Volunteer Gliding Squadrons Petition

AIR LEAGUE- Volunteer Gliding Squadrons Petition. Recently the UK Government has decided to axe 15 of the 25 Volunteer Gliding Squadrons across the UK. The following petition has been set up in an attempt to retrain the  units scheduled for disbandment. We would appreciate any support you can give us.…

CAA - Major Consultation; UK Airspace Change Process

MAJOR CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON IMPROVEMENTS TO UK AIRSPACE CHANGE PROCESS. The CAA today launched a major consultation on how decisions are made on proposed changes to the UK’s airspace structure. It seeks views from stakeholders, ranging from the aviation industry and general aviation to people affected by aircraft noise, on…

Loss of Control in Flight

Loss of Control in Flight. Loss of Control In-flight is the most frequent and most deadly type of accident in GA. There are approximatively 37 fatal LOC-I accidents per year in Europe leading to 67 persons on average losing their lives every year due to LOC-I (for fixed-wing aircraft only),…

IAOPA e-News March 2016

Welcome to the March 2016 Enews of IAOPA Europe, which goes out to 23,000 aircraft owners and pilots in 27 countries across the continent. Newsletter now available on the IAOPA EU website

Proposal to Introduce SID Procedures at London Southend Airport

Proposal to Introduce SID Procedures at London Southend Airport. London Southend Airport (LSA) is proposing to submit an Airspace Change Proposal to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the introduction of Standard Instrument Departures (SID’s) to replace the current Preferred Departure Routes (PDR’s).  The introduction of SID procedures is necessary…

Oxford Airport Frequency Monitoring SSR Code 4517

Oxford Airport Frequency Monitoring SSR Code 4517. Following successful implementation in other parts of the country, Oxford Airport has sought permission from the CAA to utilise a Frequency Monitoring SSR Code. The SSR Code 4517 is already allocated to Oxford but the airport has confirmed that it can be assigned…

IAOPA e-News February 2016

Welcome to the February 2016 Enews of IAOPA Europe, which goes out to 23,000 aircraft owners and pilots in 27 countries across the continent. Newsletter now available on the IAOPA EU website
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