Skyborne Aviation Academy open day 24 July 2021
Jul15

Skyborne Aviation Academy open day 24 July 2021

With the first course of British cadets having just arrived at Skyborne’s fair weather training base at Vero Beach in Florida, the flight training academy is now running an open day on 24 July at their UK Gloucestershire Airport HQ to explain what training programmes are on offer at their USA flight school. The open day, which runs from 10am to 2pm, is aimed to provide prospective cadets with details on everything they need to...

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BSA offering 50% off next ATPL ground school course
May13

BSA offering 50% off next ATPL ground school course

The British School of Aviation, based at London Luton Airport, are offering the first six cadets applying to join its next ATPL theoretical knowledge course a 50% discount on their training fees. The course begins on 07 June 2021 and prospective cadets are encouraged to get their applications in quickly to ensure they make it into the first six in order to take advantage of the 50% discount. BSA in-house ATPL(A) theoretical knowledge...

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PPL training expected to resume from 12 April
Mar02

PPL training expected to resume from 12 April

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has today updated its guidance for the General Aviation community, detailing a three-stage phased return to GA flying. The key dates, aligned with wider pandemic lockdown recovery guidance, are 29 March, 12 April and 17 May. 29 March – Solo flying & flying with household/bubble members People will no longer be required to stay at home. This will allow the safe restart of GA flying for...

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CAA rejects airspace change proposals from London Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton
Feb11

CAA rejects airspace change proposals from London Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed today that it has rejected applications for new complex bocks of airspace surrounding both London Oxford Airport (LOA) and RAF Brize Norton. According to the CAA, LOA’s Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) has been rejected on a number of grounds, including a lack of a compelling case for the creation of a Transponder Mandatory Zone (TMZ), which the CAA says was compounded by a...

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Post-Brexit Britain to adopt EU tax rise for AVGAS 
Dec16

Post-Brexit Britain to adopt EU tax rise for AVGAS 

During a debate on a post-Brexit taxation bill in UK parliament yesterday, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jesse Norman MP, revealed that the duty rate on aviation gasoline (AVGAS) is due to increase next year. Addressing the House of Commons, Jesse Norman MP said: “The Bill introduces a small increase in the rate of duty on aviation gasoline, which will apply across the UK to ensure consistency between Great Britain and Northern...

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