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Yet to be confirmed but we have it on good authority that the 500mil CAA Southern Chart for 2017 has several active glider Sites marked as disused Airfields.METFIELD HANG-GLIDING SITE (522151N 0012330E)SALTBY GLIDING SITE (524947N 0004245W)UPOTTERY HANG-GLIDING SITE (505305N 0030921W)WETHERSFIELD GLIDING SITE (515824N 0003036E)ASTON DOWN GLIDING SITE (514228N 0020750W)BURN GLIDING SITE (534445N 0010504W)DRIFFIELD HANG-GLIDING SITE (535942N 0002857W)I can confirm that the electronic VFR charts that are supplied to companies such as SkyDemon and RunwayHD will be amended. In addition to the mitigations of these electronic charts and NOTAM, the AIM Regulator team is looking to put out a press notice warning of the charting error. Notams are valid for 90 days so these would be renewed to cover the entire year.
autogyro USA launch the new MTO Sport. See it for yourself at Popham.Rotorsport UK will be unveiling the MTO Sport in the UK at Popham 29th and 30th April.This is the culmination of experience gained from more than 2,500 aircraft flying around the globe. Totally new from top to bottom, the new MTO, the next generation of Gyroplane is here, now.
For anyone flying through the corridor VFR between the north of the NE tip of Gatwick and the south of VRP Bansted, you really will need to see this proposal. The link below will take you to their consultation document and as many of us as possible really need to have our say. Another vital route for GA under threat...........Please follow the link and read the consultation document - any feedback could be helpfulClick here to view the document
On the weekend of June 24th and 25th, the BRA are holding a Fly In at Perranporth Airfield. Camping on the Saturday night and landing fees aRE JUST £15.00 PER AIRCRAFT.For those that want to venture further we are discussing a hop to the Scilly Isles although sadly it may not be possible to do this on the Sunday. More info to follow
The CAA have now published how to claim for your contribution towards the cost of upgrading your radio to 8.33khz. This link will show you the eligable criteria and the radio section will link you to the application form. Click here to go to the CAA webpageor copy this to your browserhttp://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&mode=detail&id=7715
An R44 Pilot has been prosecuted for entering restricted airspace whilst Glastonbury Festival was on last yearClick here to read the report