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by Steve Slater
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: EASA to LAA
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: EASA to LAA

It's an item we've placed on the agenda with the CAA for post EASA, post-Brexit development. We are currently bound by an ICAO commitment, but early next year< we'll be pushing for a derogation from that.
by Steve Slater
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA and Pooleys Member Video Competition. £1,000 in Prizes.
Replies: 0
Views: 69

LAA and Pooleys Member Video Competition. £1,000 in Prizes.

Light Aircraft Association and Pooleys Flight Equipment Launch Members' Sport Flying Video Competition. £1,000 in Prizes. The Light Aircraft Association and Pooleys Flight Equipment are launching a sport flying video competition which allows LAA members to share their passion in a competition to sub...
by Steve Slater
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: CAA Announcement on 600kg Microlights – LAA comment.
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: CAA Announcement on 600kg Microlights – LAA comment.

Good questions. The CAA announcement was a bit premature in some ways. We've reached the point of the CAA announcing which way we are going. The next step, implementation, will define how we get there. We're scheduled to have the first meeting to discuss that element in the next few weeks. I don't r...
by Steve Slater
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: subscription renewal
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: subscription renewal

Thanks for the suggestion Steve. We actually tried this in 2015/16, but the level of response to e-mails was far smaller than the response to a posted letter and we lost a lot of time following up the non-responses. In the long run, posting is more effective. We do though, have a policy of using rec...
by Steve Slater
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: NEW GOVERNMENT ADVICE ON FLYING TRAINING
Replies: 0
Views: 91

NEW GOVERNMENT ADVICE ON FLYING TRAINING

Just received from the Department for Transport. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement earlier this week about changes to lockdown measures, I can confirm that the reopening of GA businesses and the safe restart of General Aviation dual and instructional flights will be permitted from 4 July 2...
by Steve Slater
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA RALLY 2020 SADLY CANCELLED.
Replies: 2
Views: 190

LAA RALLY 2020 SADLY CANCELLED.

LAA RALLY 2020 SADLY CANCELLED. MAKE A NOTE IN YOUR DIARIES. 3rd, 4th and 5th September 2021. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 LAA Rally. The LAA’s rally working group and Sywell aerodrome have been working hard to develop ways in which the Rally could continue ...
by Steve Slater
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: CAA Announcement on 600kg Microlights – LAA comment.
Replies: 4
Views: 345

CAA Announcement on 600kg Microlights – LAA comment.

On 16th June the CAA issued a statement: “CAA confirms move to bring many new light aircraft designs under national regulation”. We welcome this as the next step in the consultative process which the BMAA, LAA and industry representatives have worked together on since the start of last year. This co...
by Steve Slater
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Good News From Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Good News From Wales

As you may be aware, a number of members in Wales have been complaining about the continuing lockdown there. This was made worse because a senior civil servant wrote to one airfield that “the First Minister’s guidelines do not allow GA”. This was in error as the Welsh Parliament does not have jurisd...
by Steve Slater
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Dawn to Dusk Challenge Sponsor Needed
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Dawn to Dusk Challenge Sponsor Needed

From the LAA Kent Strut: Nic Orchard, one of our Strut members, has entered the Dawn to Dusk competition ( https://www.pooleys.com/dawn-to-dusk/ ) this year and will be searching for Follies. She is looking for sponsorship in favour of the very worthwhile local charity Martha Trust ( http://www.mart...
by Steve Slater
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: Turner TSW-2
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Turner TSW-2

Sadly not. He passed away a couple of years ago. His son may be around if you want me to pass on any messages or questions.

Steve
by Steve Slater
Mon May 11, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA COVID ADVICE. 11th May 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 661

LAA COVID ADVICE. 11th May 2020

The current situation remains unchanged. Government advice remains that recreational flying is not deemed an ‘essential activity’ under the COVID control regulations and we recommend that members do not attend airfields unless it is essential for maintenance or security reasons. We are pleased that ...
by Steve Slater
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: CAA CAP 1913
Replies: 0
Views: 264

CAA CAP 1913

Another CAA document, but good news this time. CAP 1913 provides clearer guidance on the various recent CAA licensing and medical exemptions (ORS4 1353, 1370, 1385 and 1378), who they apply to, for how long and what is needed to comply. See: https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP%201913%20Exemptio...
by Steve Slater
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: CAA issues advice on GA flights for maintenance checks, ferry, and engine health
Replies: 2
Views: 355

CAA issues advice on GA flights for maintenance checks, ferry, and engine health

The CAA has issued the advice below, at https://www.caa.co.uk/Our-work/Newsroom/COVID-19/?mc_cid=8f44683800&mc_eid=3cd3aa6d55 . This advice effectively enables operators to carry out a restricted flight of not more than 30 minute duration every four weeks within 10mn of an aerodrome. There are othe...
by Steve Slater
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA POST-LOCKDOWN ADVICE FOR AIRCRAFT OWNERS
Replies: 3
Views: 327

LAA POST-LOCKDOWN ADVICE FOR AIRCRAFT OWNERS

LAA POST-LOCKDOWN ADVICE FOR AIRCRAFT OWNERS In preparation for an eventual end to the COVID lockdown, the LAA has prepared advice to aircraft owners. LAA Technical Leaflet TL 2.32, available via the LAA website and Facebook page, provides detailed information on precautions if access to the aircraf...
by Steve Slater
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Hangar Chat
Topic: LAA ‘Kids at Home’ Aviation Art Competition Goes On Line
Replies: 0
Views: 117

LAA ‘Kids at Home’ Aviation Art Competition Goes On Line

The Light Aircraft Association has extended their Aviation Art Competition for bored, aviation-minded, kids, parents and grandparents, to allow entries to be made online. The entries, in three age categories, 5-8, 9-12 and 13-15, can be drawn, painted or computer generated, with hard-copy versions b...