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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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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Listen up: CAA announce changes to airspace squawks

These frequency monitoring codes have played a vital role in reducing infringements of controlled airspace over the last ten years.

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Skyway Code updated and now available to buy in hard copy

The CAA’s guide to private flying rules, regulations and best practice has been updated.

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GA community asked to help drone users to share the sky safely

CAA campaign to help GA airfields, flying clubs and flying schools run events for their local drone users.

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CAA and Border Force carry out GA airfield checks

Pilots, passengers and aircraft arriving at five UK airfields were recently subject to on-the-spot checks in a multi-agency initiative led by the CAA and the Border Force.

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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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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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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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