New alternate syllabus for private pilot helicopter training

The new theoretical knowledge syllabi better meets the needs of students by including modern learning methods, and will give pilots the appropriate skills for today's complex aviation environment.

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Pilot fined for entering controlled airspace around London Heathrow airport

A helicopter pilot who illegally entered controlled airspace, causing disruption to flights at London Heathrow Airport, has been successfully prosecuted by the Civil Aviation Authority.

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Second and final consultation on General Aviation rules and regulations launched

A consultation on simplifying many of the national rules and regulations that affect UK General Aviation and opportunities for further deregulation is now underway through a second and final consultation on GA elements in the Air Navigation Order.

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CAA publishes 60 day update on general aviation work (September)

Significant progress continues to be made to make regulation of the UK's General Aviation (GA) sector more proportionate and evidence-based.

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Business aircraft operators briefed on new regulation

Operators of business jets and helicopters are being targeted in a new drive to raise awareness of changes to the way the sector is regulated.

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LAA training programme wins official endorsement

The Light Aircraft Association (LAA) has been awarded a 'good training provider' mark by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), becoming the second recipient of the regulator's new training approval initiative.

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CAA announces membership of new independent challenge panel, as review into air show safety continues

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today announced further details of its review into air show safety and has confirmed expert members have been appointed to an independent challenge panel to guide the review's work.

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CAA announces restrictions on UK airshows

The changes have been made following the tragic accident at the Shoreham Air Show on Saturday 22 August.


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BMAA first recipient of new airworthiness oversight standard

The British Microlight Aircraft Association has been granted 'A8-26' approval by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) which delegates greater responsibility for airworthiness oversight of recreational 'Permit to Fly' microlights and amateur built very light aeroplanes.

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New guidance for private pilots offering charity flights

More UK private pilots will be able to offer flights for charity following a simplification of the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) requirements.

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