December 2012



Page 3: Contents

Page 4: Chairman's message

Page 5-14:

  • Cutting EASA’s Gordian Knot
  • Eleventh hour for the IMC rating
  • Chief executive’s diary
  • EASA making amends on Part M?
  • Who deserves recognition?
  • LAPL: Good news for helicopter pilots
  • Members Working Group
  • Biggin holds back tax avalanche
  • CAA tiptoes into FTO credit minefield

Page 16-21: IAOPA Regional Meeting

  • One World Alliance
  • Getting EASA back in its box
  • ‘Specific rules’ leave nations to decide
  • €10 an hour in your pocket
  • SES and instrument flying
  • GA gets a gold medal at the Olympics
  • Que SERA, sera
  • AOPA sans frontieres
  • Greece: an unlikely aviation success story

Page 22-23: EASA FCL Partnership Group

Page 24-25: Microlight ‘airportheid’

Page 26-31: Deus ex machina

Page 32-34: ‘This is for real, then’

Page 36-38: Briefings

Page 40-45: Meet the members

Page 46-47: Book Reviews

Page 48-50: Miles M38 Messenger