Zara Rutherford
General aviation news

British Teen completes solo round the world flight

19-year old Zara Rutherford, a British-Belgian teenager, has entered the record books as the youngest female pilot to fly solo around the world. Somewhat destined to fly, Zara is the daughter of British professional pilot Sam Rutherford and Belgian pilot Beatrice de Smet, Zara was born in Brussels. She completed [read more]

A typical flight tracking scene from FlightAware
General aviation news

FlightAware agrees sale to Collins Aerospace

The leading flight tracking website, FlightAware is to be sold to Collins Aerospace for an undisclosed amount after the Raytheon Technologies-owned company signed a definitive agreement to purchase the privately-owned business. FlightAware has been a market leader since it was created in 2005 and its flight tracking technology is used by [read more]

Aviation safety news

Two killed in Goodwood crash

Two men have been killed when the light aircraft they were in came down near Goodwood yesterday evening. The accident occurred just after 4:30pm yesterday and despite the best efforts of the emergency services the two men, 65 and 58, were pronounced dead at the scene. Local Fire & Ambulance [read more]

Aviation safety news

Impact of stress on flight safety downplayed by pilots according to new study

A new study suggests that General Aviation (GA) pilots downplay the impact of stress on flight safety compared to factors such as inclement weather. The research, conducted by the University of Aberdeen, presented 101 pilots with a series of 12 take-off scenarios across four categories – compromised performance (pilot stressed, [read more]

Patrick Peal, outgoing CEO of EAAA
General aviation news

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints new CEO

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has announced that it has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to replace Patrick Peal who is retiring from the role. The charities current Director of Operations, Matthew Jones, will head the charity from the end of June 2021. Mr Peal has led the [read more]