June 2012

June 2012
Page 3: Contents
Page 4: Chairman's message
Page 5-15:
  • Long road to better regulation
  • Chief executive's diary
  • IMC rating – moving in the right direction
  • Visibility restrictions lifted
  • CAA: ‘Infringers will lose their licenses’
  • ‘Airspace apartheid’ at Norwich
  • ‘Bandits with credit card readers’
  • French want 24 hours notice of GA flights
  • It flies! Bristol students win AOPA award
  • Airport charges
  • Aerodromes support
Page 16-19: They are coming to get you
  • You may one day have cause to be thankful for our SAR men and women, whose work is explained by Paul Smiddy
  • SAR in action – one man’s story
Page 20-22: AOPA Discount for the Dunker
Page 23-25: Briefings
Page 26-29: Better than the Tiger?

Page 30-39: IAOPA World Assembly - the first 50 years
Page 40-44: 'Get us a Liberator'
  • David Hastings describes the extraordinary privilege of joining the crew that flew a B-24 across the Atlantic
Page 45: Orbituaries
Page 46: Letters to the Editor
Page 48-50: Ogilvy relinquishes the stick