Microlight pilot prosecuted for flying through class D airspace

A microlight pilot who flew illegally through Manchester Airport's controlled airspace, causing significant delays to passenger aircraft, has been successfully prosecuted by the Civil Aviation Authority.

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CAA statement on Government drone consultation response

Drones can bring many benefits but to achieve those we need everyone flying a drone now to do so safely.

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New Guidance on Third Country Licences

2017-04-07 FAA licence holders based in the UK need to self-declare that they comply with European requirements Other third country licence holders are required to validate their licence and begin conversion process to an EASA licence  Pilots overseas who are yet to comply with these requirements can fly

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CAA statement regarding the AAIB’s final report on the Shoreham Air Show accident

The thoughts of those at the CAA remain with the families and friends of everyone affected by this terrible tragedy at this difficult time

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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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