The straw that broke the student pilot’s back?
Dec19

The straw that broke the student pilot’s back?

With the UK Chancellor’s Autumn Budget Statement just released, there would appear to be no new tax breaks or other funding assistance on offer for individuals enrolling on commercial pilot training programmes, once again leaving them with no formal ‘student’ recognition from Government. Loganair CEO Jonathan Hinkles calls the situation anachronistic, explaining that it stems from the 1970s when airlines and, in the case of Air...

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UK Aerodromes are Fighting to Survive
Oct02

UK Aerodromes are Fighting to Survive

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation has called on the Prime Minister and Transport Secretary to grant ‘official safeguarding’ status to all 123 licensed or certificated aerodromes in the United Kingdom. In letters to Prime Minister Theresa May, and the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling, the 170-strong all-party group warns that “many of the UK’s aerodromes are facing serious battles for survival due to...

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