Brit's U.S. Tribute Earns Flypast »

Brit's U.S. Tribute Earns Flypast

A British manís quietly persistent tribute to an American B-17 bomber crew he believes sacrificed their lives for him became a national tribute last week, complete with a major flypast of USAF hardware.


Canada Eases Pilot Diabetes Restrictions »

Canada Eases Pilot Diabetes Restrictions

Canada has dropped its ban on pilots with pre-existing Type 1 diabetes becoming commercial pilots. In 2001, the agency made pre-existing insulin-dependent Type 1 diabetes a disqualifying condition for the commercial medical even though it had previously allowed pilots who developed diabetes after obtaining their commercial licence to continue flying.


Virgin Galactic Flies Third Crew Member »

Virgin Galactic Flies Third Crew Member

Virgin Galactic sent its first passenger to the edge of space Friday although it wasnít a paying customer. The companyís astronaut trainer Beth Moses rode in the passenger cabin of the spacecraft Unity on the flight Friday morning from the companyís base at Mojave, California.


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Press Releases

All-Party Group Announces Ambitions for 2019

The All-Party Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) has set out its vision for what it wants to achieve during 2019 in the form of five updated Work Programmes. The programmes, one for each Working Group of the APPG, set out policy ambitions for the year ahead and how they intend to achieve them.

Southern Airways Acquires Mokulele Airlines

Southern Airways Express has acquired Hawaiian-based Mokulele Airlines.

AEROCOR - Global Leader in Very Light Jet Sales 2 Years Running

Recent startup AEROCOR announces that it has exceeded its growth expectations for 2018, making it the world's largest broker for Very Light Jets for the second year in a row