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Lost in the Bowels of LHR. What commercial pilot Alan Cockrell hates about London’s Heathrow might actually surprise you – unless you are a commercial pilot! Click here to read his post on DecisionHeight to find out more. The Last RAF Vickers VC10 Retires to Surrey. The BBC, Harborough Mail and ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk all have articles […]

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The First 700 Tickets on Virgin Galactic’s Space Flights Have Been Sold. Sir Richard Branson says he has sold 700 tickets for trips on his Virgin Galactic spaceflights and he reckons it will be ready to launch within a “matter of months.” Branson told the Institute of Director’s annual convention that ticket sales, which reportedly […]

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Pilot fined £3,400 for “causing havoc” over Stansted airport

The Herts and Essex Observer has rather dramatically retold a story about a 25 year old pilot named Henry Marriott who could have “caused a mid-air catastrophe” in the busy skies over Stansted airport, being fined £3,400 after pleading guilty to entering controlled air space. The paper even reports that at one point, flights departing […]

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Heathrow transport pods transport their 500,000th passenger

The Wales Air Forum has reported that Heathrow has marked the anniversary of its 500,000th passenger to ride on its transport pods with a special visit from Transport Minister, Norman Baker. The Heathrow transport pods were designed by Ultra Global PRT and originally began as a research project with the University of Bristol back in […]

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Your Captain is Sleeping. Both the Sun and the Telegraph have been playing up stories about unnamed British pilots falling asleep in the cockpits of unnamed airlines while flying. Moreover, survey of British Airlines Pilots Association (BAPA) members has revealed that 43% of its members admitted to sleeping in the cockpit with one third waking […]

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Southend: Is that really a London Airport?

The Telegraph has reported that the International Air Transport Association has just decided to classify Southend, which lies nearly 50 miles and an hour by train from the centre of London, as a London airport for the first time. However, Matthew Hall, London City’s chief commercial officer, has told the Travel Trade Gazette that: Giving […]

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Its cheaper to park a GA aircraft than a car at UK airports

Good news for UK pilots who thought flying was really expensive: Its actually cheaper to park your aircraft at a UK airport than to park your car at one! Specifically and according to a survey by the The Independent that was also picked up by the Daily Mail, its cheaper to leave your six-seater light […]

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