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Airfield protection and the championing of GA
Jan10

Airfield protection and the championing of GA

Safeguarding UK airfields from housing development is back on Government’s agenda, after a crucial intervention by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for General Aviation. The APPG for General Aviation, formed last February, has quickly grown to become one of the largest parliamentary groups in Whitehall and has been active in rolling out initiatives to support the General Aviation sector. Consisting of 124 cross-party MPs and...

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Better outlook for UK training airfields
Aug22

Better outlook for UK training airfields

A number of key announcements in July have bought hopes of the continuance of flying operations at one of the UK’s busiest training airfields, as well as the prospect of two recently closed airfields returning to active status. As previously reported in FTN, flying schools at Wellesbourne Airfield in Warwickshire received eviction notices at the end of 2015, amid fears that the airfield was to be closed and redeveloped as a housing...

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Talk no longer cheap?
Sep15

Talk no longer cheap?

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has updated regulations for air-ground radio operators following an incident at a UK airfield when two aircraft collided on landing. The accident report reveals that both the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) and the CAA consider that a lack of traffic information provided by the air-ground radio operator contributed to the accident and that regulations for the provision of an Air Ground...

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