Gloucestershire Airport ATC overhaul and sale update
Apr12

Gloucestershire Airport ATC overhaul and sale update

Gloucestershire Airport is planning a £500,000 refurbishment of its ATC facilities over the coming months to help it keep its number one slot as the UK’s busiest general aviation airport. The current ATC tower facilities are apparently in need of some refurbishment, including a general rewire, upgraded comms system and new desk suite. As Gloucester is also a MET reporting station, the airport management are also upgrading its...

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Air League & BGA host Inclusivity in Aviation Reception
Mar15

Air League & BGA host Inclusivity in Aviation Reception

The Air League and the British Gliding Association jointly hosted an Inclusivity in Aviation Reception, held at the House of Commons, Westminster. The event, sponsored by the University of West London, Lockheed Martin and Draken Europe and supported by Steve Baker MP and Mark Garnier MP, brought together over 200 Air League Members and representatives from across aviation, with the aim of promoting inclusivity within the industry....

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Leicester Airport to host 2024 LAA Rally
Feb22

Leicester Airport to host 2024 LAA Rally

The Light Aircraft Association’s (LAA) annual Rally is due to return in 2024, taking place at Leicester Airport, a little over 40 years since it was last held at the midlands airport. Commenting on the Rally’s return, which had been limited to a ‘Grass Roots’ fly-in for the last couple of years, LAA CEO Simon Tilling said, “I am very pleased to announce that, following agreement with the airport management team yesterday, the 2024 LAA...

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Six considerations for the use EC technology
Feb12

Six considerations for the use EC technology

The UK CAA has published a report on the use of electronic conspicuity (EC) technology used in light aircraft. Covered by FTN, the milestone report was carried out by the General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo) and Jarvis Bagshaw, who surveyed pilots to investigate how Human Factors affect the safe use of EC devices. The six factors for the use of EC technology  is now examined. EC is an umbrella term for the technology that can help...

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Practise – Demonstrate – Teach
Jan29

Practise – Demonstrate – Teach

As a Flight Instructor Examiner (FIE) I get to observe many instructors delivering flight training exercises and most of them perform satisfactorily. Occasionally I come across one or two that really don’t know what they are trying to teach. This may be due to poor and inadequate training during the instructor course, or it might be they have forgotten what to do or, more importantly, how to do it. The process of teaching can best be...

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