News

Sky Demon and the Queen

Our friends at SkyDemon have just been granted Queen’s Awards for international trade and innovation. Founder Tim Dawson said after receiving the award  “a boost for us as a company and goes to show that even the smallest businesses can have the biggest impa...

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The website viewing experience. April to July 2018

The Europa website uses some of the very latest file types and language. Consequently it is important that the site is enjoyed using the best of your nominated browser and operating system. For some Windows Users there is specific advice to force change to cache memory...

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Soufflerie now open at Gap Tallard 25

For the young at heart. In addition to the more tranquil pursuits already available (the castle visit or Beringer factory visit) is the potential to learn how to fly, in quite a different way.  The purpose built, Space age building, is adjacent to the hotel on the aero...

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Rassemblement Europa de Gap-Tallard MAINTENU!

The Europa Club is extremely grateful to John Archer for stepping up to save the Gap Tallard 25 years celebration International Fly-in. Europa Club member for many years. John is home based in the French Alps and has a mountain license for wheels and skis. Bilingual John...

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Buried in sand above the high-tide line. Öland food

Stephan ought know how much gravad to prepare!  The preparation for the gravad. Salt the salmon and then ferment the salmon by burying in sand above the high-tide line. Fermentation gives it the unique taste. Alternatively the salmon is "buried" in a dry marinade...

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EUROCONTROL invoicing scam

“New EUROCONTROL invoicing”: if you receive an email with this title or similar. Be aware there is a scam in progress at the moment whereby a fraudulent attempt is made to gain payment for a nonexistent EUROCONTROL service. The real EUROCONTROL uses a slight...

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CAA announcement on annual medicals

UK CAA announcement today that UK pilots with EASA licences pilots will temporarily be able to self declare medical fitness to fly. i.e. No Class 2 medical needed. BUT this exemption  not recognised for flying in Europe or in IMC.   Full detail of press releas...

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Go Gap!

FLYING TO GAP-TALLARD.18 AIRCRAFT SO FAR!  AND COUNTING! Some pilots have expressed their reluctance to fly to Gap due to the location of the airfield in mountainous area.There are some good reasons not to be afraid:1. The Gap-Tallard airfield is open to public traffic...

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Pilot with no Insurance cover

More surprises in the news. Aircraft and pilot not covered in this scenario You have remembered to insure your aircraft? But have you checked that your ordinary Annual multi trip holiday travel insurance does not exclude cover whilst flying light aircraft? Cover is  ...

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English Language Proficiency for pilots

Yes, even if you were born in England and speak English as a maternal tongue, you still need the remark. It is likely that all British pilots will be Level 6 and would be given lifetime validity once tested. It is worth double checking that your licence has the language pro...

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Europa Club 25th Anniversary Celebrations Turweston

The year 2018 is the 25th anniversary of the first flight of the production Europa and the club has chosen to celebrate this with a number of special events around the world. In the UK we are holding a Fly In, Barbecue Lunch, AGM, Presentation by Ivan Shaw and our Annual Din...

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Constitution changes

The Europa Club Committee recommends a change to a new Constitution be ratified at the 2018 AGM. The new 2018 Europa Club Constitution reflects legislative changes on equality, the increasingly  international nature of the club, natural justice, e-commerce and other cha...

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Membership renewals and database

Reminder 1 A large proportion of the Europa Membership have their renewal date set as the beginning of April each year. Those members will now be receiving a new courtesy warning that they are approaching the renewal date.  If you have an existing subscription payable...

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Snoz maiden flight

  27th February 2018 G-SNOZ made its first and second flights today at Swansea Airport. Congratulations to the ultimate builder; Phil Bayliss. Modest Phil gratefully acknowledges the work of others before him. More information to come in the Europa Flyer. Classic k...

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Snow Goose maiden flight

The maiden flight of G NHRJ is announced! The Snow Goose takes Flight. 10:55 UTC WEDNESDAY 21st February 2018   Buider and owner Bob Dawson pictured shaking hands with test pilot Tony Hather at Gamston Airport.    Bob Dawson elated after witnessing the gre...

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Coming very soon to an airfield near you. Frequency assignment

Transition of Frequency assignments to 8:33 kHz spacing. Airports, airfields, airstrips. In Europe. If a ground service has converted to an 8:33 kHz channel, aircraft must utilize an 8:33 kHz capable radio to communicate with it.  Brimpton, Humberside (pictured), ...

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Accessing a Country specific AIP

On the European AIS Database - EAD. As announced on the EAD web site, the 'old' EAD BASIC access switched off on 9 October, 2017. There is no automatic switch-over to the 'new' EAD BASIC access. You need to reregister and reset links. Having difficulty accessing AIP for co...

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Replacement of rubber fuel filler hose with aluminium elbow

LAA have issued a Mod in respect of the recent AIL All Europas.   XS http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co.uk/engineering/Standard%20Mods/247_Europa%20SM14809%20XS%20fuel%20filler.pdf   Classic version (see 13070)   http://www.lightaircraftassociation....

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