Courting a battle over airspace
Mar19

Courting a battle over airspace

After years of increasing tension between General Aviation pilots and organisations on one hand, and airfields and airports seeking increased controlled airspace on the other, the signs are that disagreements over new airspace proposals, and even the continuation of some existing controlled airspace, may be headed to court. This simmering discontent is being bought to a head by one airport’s refusal to amend its controlled airspace,...

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Helicentre Aviation announces 2017 scholarship winners
Mar15

Helicentre Aviation announces 2017 scholarship winners

Helicopter training academy, Helicentre Aviation Ltd has announced the winners of its 2017 Helicopter Pilot Scholarship programme. Janine Lythe from Northampton has been awarded the Academy’s fully funded Commercial Pilot (CPL(H )) Scholarship. Additionally, a further ten applicants who completed their Private Pilot’s Licence at the Academy were awarded part-funded Scholarships, each taking a share of a newly created £60,000 prize...

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Biggin Hill flight training schools given notice to quit
Mar14

Biggin Hill flight training schools given notice to quit

Flight training schools at London Biggin Hill Airport (LBH) have been given six months to cease operations and move out.  What started as a letter to tenants advising of a rise in landing fees for light aircraft operating out of London Biggin Hill Airport (LBH), which was being introduced in a bid to reduce the amount of circuit traffic, has concluded with a ban on all flight training activity within the next six months. In an open...

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Applications now open for BWPA Spring Scholarships 2018
Mar13

Applications now open for BWPA Spring Scholarships 2018

The British Women Pilots Association has announced that applications are open for their 2018 Spring Scholarships and Membership Bursaries. This year the BWPA are awarding up to five scholarships and two bursaries. For the Spring Scholarships, all applicants must be members of the BWPA (full or associate) at the time of application and at selection of winners during May 2018. For the Membership Bursaries, priority will be given to...

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A little support for the journey
Mar12

A little support for the journey

If you were contemplating a non-stop flight to Australia who or what would you take for support? Your partner or an entertaining companion? A couple of good books? A pre-loaded ‘box set’ of your favourite TV series? One of those inflatable neck supports? Or maybe a duck. For a number of years now, airline passengers in the USA have been entitled to travel with an ‘Emotional Support Animal’ to help them with the trauma of domestic...

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