News

Chairman of the LAA

Tim Hardy has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Light Aircraft Association, succeeding Brian Davies who has stepped down after five years in the post. David Mole has been appointed vice-Chairman in addition to his role as the Association’s secretary.   T...

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News from America of two Europa with Frame cracking issues

News from America of two Europas with undercarriage frame cracking issues. Europa Club are alerting Swift Aviation and the LAA Jim Butcher discovered a potential safety issue and wanted to share this so That others become aware of the situation and could inspect thei...

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New Safetycom frequency

http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&mode=detail&id=8102  

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Could your child or grandchild draw a plane and win a prize!

All LAA member Type Clubs and Struts have been asked to promote this wonderful initiative to bring out some future pilots. The Europa Club is very happy to promote! International Art Competition Remember when you drew your first aeroplane? Then maybe built a model aircra...

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Bursary

It has been been brought to our attention that there are unclaimed bursaries for this wonderful award that pays for a PPL post solo. Do you know of a deserving case? A young student pilot in the UK (under 30) could be greatly assisted in realising a life changing ambition....

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LAA symposium

  At the newly created LAA symposium, Turweston, yesterday: The Europa Club participated, together with most of the other Strut and Type Club representatives. In this initiative the LAA clearly wanted to be certain that they were effectively in two way communication...

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CAA Taking a strong interest in ANNEXE ii seat belt effectiveness

AAIB Safety Recommendation 2017-021 required CAA to review the maintenance requirements for seat belts and harnesses, and, if necessary, revise these to ensure that seat belts and harnesses remain in a condition with an acceptable residual strength. In response, CAA publishe...

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Europas continue to fly in Europe after Brexit.

At a well attended Light Aviation Association Annual General Meeting, LAA Chief Executive Officer Steve Slater took a number of questions from the floor.  Amongst the questions, in a response to a specific concern relating to Brexit and the ability to fly LAA Permit ai...

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Weight increase for Light Sports Aircraft to 3600lbs

The Experimental Aircraft Association announce 2019 intent to negotiate 3600 lbs weight category  Impact: United States of America  For more information see EAA press release.    EAA NEWS RELEASE   Posted by Bob Hitchcock. Remove from Front Page...

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If “no deal” Brexit. The CAA guidance to UK pilots and UK aircraft owners

In a No Deal post Brexit world the CAA say that UK licences would be valid for flying in Europe. But read the detail   Link to new CAA site giving advice   Posted by Bob Hitchcock. Remove from Frontpage  November, 2018 unless superseded 

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Europa Tech Tips archive

The archive of early Tech Tips from Europa has been restored and is available.   Thanks to Jim Butcher and Nigel Graham for the rescue  https://www.theeuropaclub.org/building/factory-tech-tips   Posted by Bob Hitchcock. Remove from Frontpage  Novembe...

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Airspace classifications

UK NATS has recently improved it’s APP detailing how the UK Airspace works. Helpful for visitors to UK airspace!  More information here: https://www.nats.aero/ae-home/introduction-to-airspace/   There are some differences UK airspace versus rest of Europe...

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MOGAS and your insurance policy

The use of MOGAS and the need to be effectively insured requires your positive attention. Make sure that; if you use MOGAS, it’s use is covered on your Aircraft Insurance Policy. Recently some policies which used to cover for MOGAS, no longer routinely offer...

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Snow Goose wins the Best Europa 2018 award

Proud winner of the Best Europa Trophy: Bob Dawson “The judging for the LAA Cup for best Europa at the rally was very closebut the winner was Bob Dawson's Snow Goose, G-NHRJ. He will receive thecup at the LAA AGM. Runners up were Dave Disney, G-RJWX; John Wighton,G-IP...

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Two Europa pilots with the identical names!

At the LA Rally Europa pilot David Joyce, Chairman of the Europa Club, shakes hands with with his namesake Europa Pilot David Joyce.      David: the former North Sea diver and Company Director is in a white shirt and wears a diver’s watch David: the...

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