Stratford-on-Avon District Council reaffirms commitment to Wellesbourne Airfield
Jun10

Stratford-on-Avon District Council reaffirms commitment to Wellesbourne Airfield

Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s Cabinet has confirmed the District Council’s commitment to safeguarding the future of Wellesbourne Airfield. Wellesbourne has been under threat from a proposed housing development, and last year the owners of the airfield moved to evict the resident aviation companies on Wellesbourne airfield, including around six flying schools, and demolish the buildings vacated. The local council...

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General Aviation Infrastructure Network launched
Jun07

General Aviation Infrastructure Network launched

A new national Community Interest Company (CIC), whose mission is to ensure the survival of a minimum viable strategic network of UK General Aviation airfields, has been set-up under the name of the General Aviation Infrastructure Network (GAIN). GAIN also seeks to ensure that airfields identified as part of this network are guaranteed protection from development and change of use and also aims to help vulnerable UK General Aviation...

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AIR BP open new UK refuelling location
Jun05

AIR BP open new UK refuelling location

Air BP has bolstered its presence in the Southeast of England with the addition of a new location at Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey (EGKR). With immediate effect, Air BP will be the sole fuel provider of Jet A-1, AL48 and Avgas at the aerodrome. Redhill has training, business aviation and rotary activity, the latter of which accounts for some 80% of its traffic. The airport has recently installed a new fuel depot in order to meet the...

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UK CAA launches Skyway Code
Jun05

UK CAA launches Skyway Code

The UK CAA has launched its much anticipated ‘Skyway Code’ – intended to be an aeronautical equivalent of road user’s Highway Code. The idea of the Skyway Code was first mooted within the CAA up to 10 years ago, with a remit to condense the thousands of pages of aeronautical legislation into a ‘pocket-sized’ guide to the principle rules and regulations that govern General Aviation flying in the UK. The CAA say that the primary focus...

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‘FING’ flying instructor network launched
May28

‘FING’ flying instructor network launched

The newly-formed “Flying Instructor Network Group” (FING) held its first meeting at Stoke airfield with the aim to provide a support group for instructors. FING also aims to be a platform to all flying instructors to help develop professionally; to run workshops to improve practice standards; to help with practical issues of insurance, and to act as an all important network to discuss various instructional issues in a safe...

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2017 BA CityFlyer Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme launched with FTEJerez
May28

2017 BA CityFlyer Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme launched with FTEJerez

BA CityFlyer’s Mentored Scheme has been developed with training partner, FTEJerez, to provide the airline (a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways) with a source of pre-selected pilots to crew their Embraer aircraft. Captain Steve Cook, Head of Flight Operations at BA CityFlyer said that successful candidates will undertake training under the Multi-crew Pilots Licence (MPL) route to the right-hand seat of their aircraft. This...

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