Mission Aviation Fellowship
Airfield ‘greenfield’ protection petition passes 10,000 signatures
Jun05

Airfield ‘greenfield’ protection petition passes 10,000 signatures

A member of the Save Nottingham City (Tollerton) Airfield campaign has started a petition to have airfields reclassified as ‘Greenfield’ sites instead of ‘Brownfield’ to help protect them from potential closure and redevelopment as housing estates. The petition to Parliament , which at the time of writing has attracted over 11,000 signatures, was started by Sarah Deacon, who said, “Airfields around the country are categorised as...

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A Change is Gonna Come
Dec27

A Change is Gonna Come

Secretary of State for Transport, pilot and aircraft owner, Grant Shapps MP: After many years of being largely ignored by central Government, and occasional neglect and disinterest bordering on hostility, the UK General Aviation (GA) sector – and the aviation training industry that operates within it – is being offered a vision of a brighter future and imminent practical measures to help GA, from the Government department...

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Airspeed Aviation appointed as Garmin Sales and Service Centre
Jan09

Airspeed Aviation appointed as Garmin Sales and Service Centre

Airspeed Aviation Ltd, based at Derby Airfield, has announce that it has recently been appointed a Garmin Sales and Service Centre. This appointment is based on many years of avionics installation experience, and comes at the same time as the company moves into a new purpose built aircraft maintenance facility at its home base Derby Airfield. Airspeed Aviation is also the operator of Derby Airfield and Derby Aero Club; Airspeed...

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Ultimate High extends Rob Wildeboer scholarship with UPRT offering
May17

Ultimate High extends Rob Wildeboer scholarship with UPRT offering

Ultimate High is offering an Upset Recovery Training (UPRT) course in memory of Rob Wildeboer, former Goodwood Flying School Manager, who died last July after a sudden illness. The scholarship is offered in addition to those made available by Goodwood Flying School. “He was a one-man institution at the Aerodrome, loved by all who came into contact with him and absolutely integral to everything done through the Goodwood aviation...

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GAAC calls for support  from industry
Oct24

GAAC calls for support from industry

The General Aviation Awareness Council (GAAC) is seeking new stakeholders to take up various roles with the not-for-profit organisation, which provides invaluable assistance to the UK’s General Aviation airfield network. The GAAC was born out of an initiative from two founding members of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA UK). AOPA UK board members David Ogilvy and Jack Scott recognised the need for an organisation...

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