Temporary Airspace Restrictions 7 - 14 July 2008
RAF Fairford will once again be hosting the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIATT) from the 7 - 14 July. With some 400 aircraft attending, temporary airspace restrictions will be in place for the duration of the event.
Full details of the airspace restrictions in force during this event are available for download as a pdf file (2.4mb approx) from the BHPA web site at:
The 2008 CAA Mode S Phase 2 Transponder Consultation
The final response of the BHPA Airspace Panel to this consultation is available for download on the BHPA web site at:
For the moment all we can do is hope that our continuing input has a positive influence on the final outcome of this consultation process. Further information will be posted on the BHPA web site as and when it becomes available.
The latest update from the Homegrown Festival, which takes place on September 12th - 14th at Fforest Fields in mid-Wales, includes the news that Raul Rodriguez will be giving both flying displays and a talk there. Raul has dominated paragliding aerobatics over the past few years and is known to be very humble and likeable guy.
Headlining on the Saturday evening will be My Federation, hot from four-star reviews in Q and Mojo. The organisers are looking for singer-songwriters to play in the acoustic tent - if you're interested drop Hugh Miller a line at email@example.com (also any volunteer stewards or children's entertainers who would like to get involved).
The Festival is fast becoming a must-go date. Fforest Fields has a huge flying ridge and there's a separate paramotor field on site. Attractions include teepees, talks, music, food, films, kids & entertainment and loads of gliders to test fly.
All the latest news and a sample of the My Federation sound can be found on the festival web site at :