South Coast and South West drone users invited to ‘Share the air’ event at Compton Abbas airfield

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) running event with Compton Abbas airfield as part of campaign around safe sharing of the skies between drone users and the General Aviation (GA) community

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ADS-B can help reduce airspace infringements and mid-air collisions, says CAA

The CAA confirms ADS-B in/out using 1090 MHz is its preferred national system to improve electronic conspicuity

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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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Restrictions on H225LP and AS332L2 Super Puma helicopters to be lifted

2017-07-07   UK and Norwegian regulators announce their intention for removal of restrictions that prevent operators using the helicopters The move follows extensive investigation, testing and changes to the helicopter and its maintenance Flights will not resume immediately Helicopter had already b

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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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Did Santa fill your stocking with a new drone?

  • Currys PC World drone sales up 60% this year.

  • Over three million people in the UK were considering buying a drone for Christmas: CAA research

  • The CAA asks new owners to use their drones safely and responsibly by following the Dronecode

  • New video from Air Traffic Control providers NATS promotes 'pilot-like' behaviour

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    CAA statement on Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2 Airworthiness Directive

    The UK CAA's existing restriction, prohibiting all commercial flying of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2, remains in place.

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    Amazon UK Services Ltd ordered to pay £65,000 for breaching dangerous goods regulations

    Online retailer Amazon UK Services Ltd has been fined £65,000 for breaching dangerous goods regulations.

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    Amazon guilty of breaching dangerous goods rules

    Online retailer Amazon UK Services Ltd has been found guilty of breaching dangerous goods rules, following a prosecution by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

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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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