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.
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.
New Guidance on Third Country Licences
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
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.
Air Navigation Order 2016
The Air Navigation Order 2016 comes into force.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.