PPL Ground School available in Central London.
Following the popularity of our courses, AOPA are pleased to advise that a further evening programme of PPL Ground School will be run at our Central London offices.
Starting on 4 October 2016, AOPA will...Read more
BBC4 Gravity Documentary - Looking for Pilot Input.
Furnace TV is a specialist science documentary TV company and we are making a 90 minute documentary for BBC 4, with the award-winning scientist Professor Jim Al Khalili of Surrey University. The documentary...Read more
EASA Part-SPO (Specialised Operations) Declaration Form.
The CAA have published IN-2017/002 to notify operators affected by the introduction of Part-SPO that the form for submitting declarations is now available to use
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Air Operations Regulation (EC) No...Read more
CAP1038: CAA Check Flight Handbook.
The CAA have published CAP1038 CAA Check Flight Handbook to support Issue 8 of BCAR A.
The handbook covers:
The policy and background behind check flights
The purpose of check flights
When a check flight is necessary and who can...Read more
Planning to fly to France?
In 2012, the French government removed many airfields from its list of designated points of entry from non-Schengen countries. Recently another 13 French airfields have lost customs status:
Abbeville, Agen la Garenne, Amiens-Glisy, Annemasse, Besançon la Vèze...Read more
CAA publishes criteria for 8.33 radio fund.
The CAA have now published the criteria for people to be able to see if they can claim for the 20% rebate for a new radio. As previously confirmed the CAA have received the...Read more
EASA moves to simplify regulations for simple changes and repairs.
EASA have published a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2016/17 which seeks to reduce the regulatory burden on GA aircraft regulated by EASA that require simple changes and repairs. In EASA...Read more
Introduction of the Part-FCL Competency-Based IR in the UK.
The CAA have published Information Notice IN-–2016/102 which summarises how pilots may qualify for a Part-FCL Competency Based Instrument Rating (CBIR). This Information Notice supersedes IN–2016/011.
Regulation EU 1178/2011 (The Aircrew Regulation) Annex...Read more
CAA - Consultation Statutory Charges 2017/18.
The CAA have opened a Consultation on proposed amendments to the CAA Schemes of Charges which are planned to be effective as from 1 April 2017. The consultation closes on 9 February 2017.
Overall, there is...Read more
Easier access to an Instrument Rating (IR).
EASA have published Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2016-14 which aims to provide simpler, lighter and better rules for general aviation (GA) regarding flights under instrument flight rules (IFR).
During the 2014 EASA Safety Conference...Read more