Hot air balloon pilot fined for flying without a licence

A commercial hot air balloon pilot who flew passengers without a valid pilot's licence has been fined and ordered to pay costs.

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Pilot licensing gets a makeover

Changes to pilot licensing introduced to allow online applications for commercial licences and dedicated appointment slots for those filed in person.

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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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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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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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Hot air balloon pilot fined £2,000 for forging medical certificates

A self-employed hot air balloon pilot who forged his aviation medical certificates, has been fined £2,000 and ordered to pay costs, following a successful prosecution by the CAA.

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CAA launches new website and industry alerting system

Two significant improvements to the way the UK Civil Aviation Authority provides information to the public and its wide and diverse range of stakeholders have been made today with the launch of a new website and industry alerting system.

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Balloon pilot sentenced for insurance fraud

 A commercial hot air balloon pilot, who repeatedly submitted false insurance documents to the CAA, has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay more than £20,000 costs.  

 

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New reporting rules set to help improve aviation safety

The introduction of new European rules on the reporting of aviation safety incidents and occurrences will help to further improve safety levels in both the commercial and private sectors, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said today.

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