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GA flight from Sydney to London on a fuel made from plastics

Few pilots are probably also readers of Plastics & Rubber Weekly or BusinessGreen but both publications have articles about Pilot Jeremy Rowsell who intends to fly from Sydney to London in a Cessna 182 powered from a fuel made out of plastic waste. Specifically, Jeremy’s “On Wings of Waste” project will attempt to break two […]

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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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Boeing 737 business jet sends fighters scrambling at the London Olympics

On Friday at 16.49 London time, a Royal Air Force Typhoon was scrambled from RAF Northolt, North West London, to intercept an aircraft that ATC had loss contact with – a standard procedure according to the London Olympics no-fly zone rules. According to a post by Richard Clements on The Aviationist, the aircraft that started […]

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(Stop) Moaning about the Olympics (and try to enjoy it)!

The London Olympics are about to start but so has all of the headaches and hassles that come with such a big public event. The Atlantic has a detailed article mentioning other articles along with observations that the security measures in place to prevent a terrorist attack are giving the Olympics and London a distinctly […]

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Aviation themed Olympics mural complete with an air-to-air missile…

Hat tip to David Cenciotti for noticing a new aviation themed Olympics mural that street artist Banksy has painted on a wall in an unknown location. Cenciotti noted that: Although he took the license to use an IR-guided air-to-air missile instead of a radar-guided SAM (Surface to Air Missile). Banksy probably replaced the javelin with […]

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London airspace now a no-fly zone patrolled by the RAF

London air space is now in lockdown mode and the RAF has orders to use “lethal force” should the 2012 London Olympics come under threat from above. The prohibited zone is about 30 miles wide but it does not affect commercial aircraft which fly in established air traffic corridors. Letters have apparently been sent to […]

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Stapleford (EGSG)

Airport Information Nearest town: Romford (6 miles by car), Essex Opening Times: Winter – 0830 to SS; Summer – 0730 to SS Longest Runway: 1077m, Grass/Asphalt insert Fuel: AVTUR JET A1, AVGAS 100LL Phone: 01708 688380 Website: www.flysfc.com, Wikipedia entry AIP: plates and airport diagram Note: Stapleford is a PPR airfield and requires a minimum […]

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