8.33 kHz radio funding applications now being received

The funding is designed to help GA pilots and private aircraft owners switch to 8.33 kHz radios by 1 January 2018

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Pilot fined for breaching restricted Glastonbury airspace

A pilot has been prosecuted for flying his helicopter into and out of the 2016 Glastonbury Festival without permission.

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Night and IFR approval for Permit to Fly aircraft following CAA-LAA agreement

Aircraft operating under a Permit to Fly airworthiness approval, and overseen by the Light Aircraft Association (LAA), can now be authorised to fly at night or under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).

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Air Navigation Order 2016

The Air Navigation Order 2016 comes into force.

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Pilot guilty of disrupting Red Arrows display

A pilot has pleaded guilty to flying his helicopter through a Red Arrows display, causing the world famous aerobatic team to abandon their routine. Luton Magistrates' Court heard Andrew Kane (62) from Leighton Buzzard, flew his Gazelle helicopter into restricted airspace, put in place to protect the Red Arrows' display, at an air show at Old Warden aerodrome in Bedfordshire in May this year.    

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EU funding on the way for UK GA, Grant made available for 8.33 kHz radio equipage

 EU funding on the way for UK GA 8.33 kHz radio equipage

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Statement on Heathrow drone incident

Anyone operating a drone must do so responsibly and observe all relevant rules and regulations

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CAA publishes final report from Civil Air Display Review

The CAA has today published the final report from its Civil Air Display Review, confirming a series of measures aimed at making UK civil air displays even safer.

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CAA announces air show fees decision following consultation

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today announced the outcome of its consultation on charges for air displays.

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CAA statement on air show charges consultation

Our current charges consultation for air displays is based on two factors; that the regulation of air shows has historically been subsidised by other aviation industry charge payers and ultimately their passengers, and that the charges reflect the increased costs of implementing the additional safety activities outlined in the recent air display action report. Safety is our first priority and we believe these additional measures are necessary to further improve the safety of air displays.

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