Lyneham to close

RAF Lyneham is to close by 2012, the Ministry of Defence confirmed today (July 4). The base will remain open until the RAF’s Hercules heavy … Read more

Runway incursions on the rise

Incursions at UK airports are rising faster than the growth in movements, the CAA has revealed. Between 1995 and 2001 there were 263 runway incursions … Read more

Weather delays balloon attempt

David Hempleman-Adams’ solo attempt to cross the Atlantic in a helium balloon is being delayed by bad weather. Speaking from the Bank of Ireland control … Read more

Kemble’s classic jets

This Sunday (Fathers Day, so you have an excuse) will see the Classic Jet airshow at Kemble. Participants include the home based Hunters and Gnat, … Read more

AF Concorde goes west

The first Concorde to enter service with Air France will today make its final flight when it leaves Paris bound for Washington Dulles. Sadly, for … Read more

Sywell NOTAM closures

Sywell have issued a NOTAM detailing several closures over the coming weeks. The full text of the NOTAM, courtesy of Avbrief is… REF: L1210/03 From: … Read more

CAA Safety Award Winners

A pilot who successfully made an emergency landing on Worthing beach following an engine failure has won the CAA’s top safety award for 2002. Christopher … Read more

Car vandals attack aircraft

Vandals have substantially damaged five aircraft at Redhill Aerodrome by using a car as a battering ram. Three or four of the five machines – … Read more