How carbon offsetting is helping general aviation to 'go green' in the UK

Aviation is under pressure to ‘go green’. Mark Broadbent reports on carbon offsetting projects in the UK involving private pilots and display team

Recent years have seen the aviation industry move seriously to improve environmental performance, from developing less-polluting aircraft and researching electric/hybrid-electric, to introducing sustainable aviation fuels and more efficient air traffic management.

Cessna 152
Pilots can carbon-offset their flying in Reims Cessna FA152 Aerobat G-BHEN – nicknamed ‘The HEN’ – thanks to Leicestershire Aero Club’s partnership with GACO scheme
AirTeamImages-Daniel Nicholson Caz Caswell

But what about general aviation (GA)? How can private pilots continue to fly for fun, but do so responsibly?

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