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CAA - Sharing the cost of flying

Sharing the cost of flying Four years after ‘cost sharing’ rules for general aviation were relaxed across Europe, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is reminding pilots and aircraft owners of the opportunities brought about by the change. Following the introduction of a new set of Air Ops regulations by…

European Commission notice on the withdrawal of the UK and EU aviation safety rules

European Commission notice on the withdrawal of the UK and EU aviation safety rules The European Commission has published its views on aviation safety rules post-Brexit, if there is no implementation period or other agreements in place. It sets out the scenario from a legal perspective and details how EASA…

Avoiding airspace infringement – EU-wide campaign for GA pilots

Avoiding airspace infringement – EU-wide campaign for GA pilots EASA and EU National Aviation Authorities today launch a coordinated safety promotion campaign on avoiding airspace infringement. The campaign which addresses European General Aviation pilots and flying instructors has been prepared because airspace infringements of General Aviation aircraft have steadily risen…

Extension to Use of National Licences to Fly EASA Aircraft

Extension to Use of National Licences to Fly EASA  Aircraft The CAA has announce an important policy change following the delay to EASA legislative processes.  In effect this permits those pilots currently flying EASA aircraft within LAPL-level restrictions on national licences (UK PPL or NPPL) to continue to do so…

CAA exemptions for GA pilots and training organisations to cover delay to EASA aircrew regulation

CAA exemptions for GA pilots and training organisations to cover delay to EASA aircrew regulation The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced plans to introduce a series of exemptions to allow UK General Aviation pilots and training organisations to continue to operate during a delay to the publication of…

APPG on General Aviation - Support amendments to the NPPF

APPG on General Aviation - Support amendments to the NPPF The All Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) promotes the objective, as set out by the British Government, of making the United Kingdom the best country in the world for General Aviation, and to stimulate interest in the sector.…

Exemption to allow EASA Aircraft to be flown with a medical Self Declaration in UK Airspace

Exemption to allow EASA Aircraft to be flown with a medical Self Declaration in UK Airspace The CAA have published ORS4 No 1254 which details an exemption to allow EASA Aircraft to be flown with a medical Self Declaration from 8 April 2018 until 8 April 2019, unless varied, suspended…

Access to Government Aerodromes Aeronautical Information

Access to Government Aerodromes Aeronautical Information The CAA has been in dialogue with the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) regarding open access to all users wishing to acquire aeronautical information relating to government aerodromes.Resulting from these discussions the MAA has now made available for download, free of charge, the latest version…

SESAR to adapt sat-based technologies for general aviation operations

SESAR to adapt sat-based technologies for general aviation operations General aviation is an important economic enabler in Europe and feeder to the airline industry. GAINS – General Aviation Improved Navigation and Surveillance, a recently-started SESAR project, aims to demonstrate how solutions developed by SESAR for scheduled airlines can be adapted…

Declared Training Organisations - guidance material

Declared Training Organisations - guidance material The General Aviation Unit of the CAA has produced a Guidance Document to help Training Organisations take advantage of the incoming European regulations for Declared Training Organisations (DTOs). It is envisaged that the new regulations will come into force on 8 April 2018 with…

EASA Introduce Sunny Swift

EASA Introduce Sunny Swift The EASA GA Unit have launched Sunny Swift, a fictitious instructor, and through a series of cartoon strip stories the aim is to help you fly more safely by sharing simple and good practices. Find out more here.New stories will be published every month. You can…

Hawarden Airport Frequency Changes

Hawarden Airport Frequency Changes Hawarden will be transitioning to 8.33 kHz channel spacing for all of its ATC frequencies, these changes are: Effective from 25th February 2018 Hawarden Tower will become 124.955 mHz Hawarden Information (ATIS) will become 125.430 mHz Effective from 26th April 2018 Hawarden Radar will become 120.055…
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