Battersea gets new owner

The London Heliport, situated at Battersea, has a new operator. The site – which has been the subject of some well-publicised <a href=’http://www.flyer.co.uk/news/newsfeed.php?artnum=317′ target=’_blank’>noise complaints</a> … Read more

Pup Anniversary meet

April this year sees the 40th anniverary of the first flight of the Beagle B.121 Pup-100. To mark the event, the Beagle Pup and Bulldog … Read more

CAA proposal to change rotary wing VFR

The CAA has released proposals for revising the weather minima for helicopter and gyroplane operations in a <a href=’http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/224/LoI%20_26_Jan_07%20.pdf’ target=’_blank’>Letter of Intent</a>. The CAA has … Read more

New UK altitude record attempt

A microlight pilot from Ince Blundell is attempting a new UK altitude record this summer. According to David Beech’s <a href=’http://www.recordattempt.net/’ target=’_blank’>website</a>, he will be … Read more

Liberty gets life extension

Liberty Aerospace, manufacturer of the Liberty XL2, has received FAA approval which extends the fatigue certification of the airframe to 5,000 flight hours. Coupon testing … Read more

Crash pilot ‘blinded by winter sun’

The AAIB report into the <a href=”newsfeed.php?artnum=327″>crash of a C182 near Liverpool John Lennon Airport in October</a> has concluded that the pilot crashed because he … Read more

European Commission GA discussion paper

The European Commission has issued a discussion paper on ‘General Aviation in the European Community”‘. You can find it <a href=’http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air_portal/internal_market/general_en.htm’ target=’_blank’>on the Commission’s website</a>. … Read more