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Government reminds pilots that recreational flying is NOT permitted

The UK Government has today clarified the position on Recreational Flying of General Aviation (GA) aircraft during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak control period. The current government guidance on coronavirus precludes recreational GA flying while a minority have been ignoring this, the vast majority are adhering to the rules. The Government [read more]

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CAA appoints new head of its General Aviation Unit

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has appointed Rachel Gardner-Poole as the new head of its General Aviation Unit. Rachel, who is currently the Portfolio Director at the CAA has previously worked on counter-terrorism with the Home Office and as a scientific researcher in the defence sector which is where she [read more]

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Council begins action to save Wellesbourne Airfield

Stratford-Upon-Avon Council has commenced Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) proceedings for Wellesbourne Airfield (EGBW). Developers are interested in building homes on the site however the Council has stepped and has written to Littler Investments Limited in order to begin negotiations with a view to purchasing and protecting Wellesbourne Airfield as a working [read more]

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Government appoints General Aviation Champion

The UK Government has appointed a General Aviation Champion to help identify a network of UK aerodromes that are most important for non-scheduled flying to flourish. Former Police Detective and Conservative politician Byron Davies has been given the newly created role which was announced by Minister for Aviation, Baroness Sugg at Elstree airfield. [read more]