Flying training to resume in England from 04 July
Jun26

Flying training to resume in England from 04 July

It has been confirmed today that flying training can resume in England from 04 July. In a letter to General Aviation associations, David Harding, DfT Deputy Director, General Aviation, Skills, Safety and CAA Division, wrote: “Following the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this week about changes to lockdown measures, I can confirm that the reopening of GA businesses and the safe restart of General Aviation dual and instructional...

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Commercial flight training resumes in UK
May28

Commercial flight training resumes in UK

LEA at Oxford Airport have sent FTN a report of their activities, following resumption of flying training earlier this week. As reported previously, LEA were the first ATO to approach the CAA to inform them of their plans to resume training under a highly modified operation, designed to keep their customers and employees virus free. Day one of our new regime was both an exciting day and one peppered with anticipation. Six students,...

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Sinking-in-the-Marsh is in lockdown. But first, how are you? – Tad Higher
May25

Sinking-in-the-Marsh is in lockdown. But first, how are you? – Tad Higher

That’s the question now, isn’t it? How are you doing? And it is a different question from before. What was a superficial greeting has become something more. Our language hasn’t changed, we have. So how are you?  I suspect that we here are Lockdown Britain in miniature. We clap our health workers. It doesn’t make up for lousy pay and conditions, but they tell us it’s deeply appreciated. A lot of our pilots own small businesses. Some...

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Ruby Goes to London
May25

Ruby Goes to London

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CAA issues new advice for GA pilots & flying schools
May20

CAA issues new advice for GA pilots & flying schools

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued new advice today for GA pilots, flying schools and clubs as many begin to make preparations to re-start operations after having been in lockdown for the last two months. The advice has been published in CAA publications CAP1924 and CAP1925 CAP1924, which contains advice for flying schools and clubs, opens by stating: “We appreciate that GA pilots will want to return to the air...

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