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CAP 493 SI 2017-02: Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA).

Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 923/2012 (Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) Parts A & B) was incorporated into CAP 493 ‘Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 1’ through Supplementary Instruction (SI) 2014/06.

Supplementary Instruction (SI) CAP 493 MATS Part 1 2017/02 Standardised European Rules of the Air  (SERA) Part C Phase 1 Implementation has been published by the CAA and includes a number of amendments and clarifications, many as the result of queries rasied by AOPA UK.

CAP 493 Appendix A,  effective date 24 April 2017, details Flight Rules for Special VFR Flight, Aerodrome Control in Claas D airspace and Approach Control for VFR Flights. 

CAP 493 Appendix B, effective date 5 May 2017, details Abbreviations and Definitions, Air Traffic Control Services, Classification of Airspace. Speed Limits, Visual Flight Rules, Special VFR Flight, Control of Traffic, Departure from ATC Clearance, Effect of Weather on Operations, Approach Control (VFR Flights) and Strayed and Unidentified Aircraft.

All Pilots, especially VFR only Pilots, should familiarise themselves with the revised content of CAP 493 Appdendices A & B.

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