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The Skyway Code

 Practical guidance for GA pilots, students and flight instructors on operational, safety and regulatory issues relevant to their flying.  Condensing the ‘must know’ information into easy to navigate information and graphics The Skyway Code gives GA pilots a one stop shop for safety rules and advice. 

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Be PROUD and keep learning

The Civil Aviation Authority has long recognised the importance of continuous training and skills development for private pilots, as a means to ever improve the safety standards of recreational flying. For this reason, the CAA has introduced the Pilot Recognition for Operational Up-skilling and Development (PROUD) scheme. PROUD works with organisations and associations representing private

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GAAC Wishes Grant Shapps Well as UK Transport Secretary

The General Aviation Awareness Council (GAAC), which represents the interests of some 40 aviation organisations to Parliament, has welcomed last week’s appointment of Grant Shapps MP as UK Secretary of State for Transport. In taking up his new role, Mr. Shapps was obliged to stand down as chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for

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APPG Celebrates Airfield Planning Change

In a major win for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) the Government has announced changes to planning guidance meaning that long established airfields will no longer be threatened by the occupants of newly built housing. The fresh guidance issued today will require that all new developments mitigate against airfield noises on the

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APPG Reviews 2018, Sets 2019 Goals

On 29th January Grant Shapps MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for General Aviation, gave briefed journalists at Westminster. He said 186 MPs and Lords now support the Group, and the aim is to surpass 200. “We are by a long distance the largest APPG and we have a good cross-arty mix,” remarked

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Heathrow’s 3rd Runway Plans Threaten Future of White Waltham

One of the UK’s most historic and iconic airfields, and one of its most popular, is facing an uncertain period as plans for Heathrow’s third runway evolve – and could lead to airliners at 1,700 feel overhead, effectively making continuation of GA at White Waltham untenable. Visiting the Heathrow consultation website (https://afo.heathrowconsultation.com) and entering the

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