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Airspace infringement statistics update

Airspace infringement statistics update Reported airspace infringement figures for 2018 are now available. These latest statistics are compared to 2017: https://airspacesafety.com/updates/ A summary of the statistics can be found below:

General Aviation Exhibition and Safety Day

General Aviation Exhibition and Safety Day IWM Duxford will host the first National GA Safety Day on Saturday 27 April. AOPA are supporting thsi event and will be attending the day. Open to everyone from amateur to professional pilots, aircraft enthusiast and future pilots the day will include aviation advice,…

CAA extends exemption for non-EASA licence holders

CAA extends exemption for non-EASA licence holders The CAA have published ORS4 No 1293 which extends an exemption to allow non-EASA licence holders to fly G Registered EASA aircraft in UK airspace until 8 April 2020. This exemption will enable any such person tocontinue to act as pilot of a…

Building a Dream

Building a Dream The GA Aviation Community are a Facebook social media group offering support, advice, and general conversation on all things aviation related. Whether Pilot, Student, Engineer, Flight School, ATSU, modeller or enthusiast, everybody is welcome and the group is growing. The GA Aviation Community are proud to support…

Around the World at 80

Around the World at 80 Octogenarian AOPA Member James is planning a circumnaviation of the World in aid of The Alzheimer's Society. He is looking for a second Pilot to take part in the trip, departing in the middle of this year. A current PPL is required. Interested? Please click…

CAA General Aviation Strategy 2018-23

CAA General Aviation Strategy 2018-23 The CAA have published CAP1754 – General Aviation Strategy 2018-23 . The updated 5-year General Aviation strategy compliments and supports both government and wider CAA strategy and is aimed at supporting and championing General Aviation in the UK.

Infringements: Causal factor analysis (2017 Data)

Infringements: Causal factor analysis (2017 Data) Analysis of airspace infringement reports from 2017 has shown that that correct use of a moving map could have helped avoid 85% of airspace infringements. Occurrence reports from private pilots were assessed against four key measures that could have helped prevent the infringement or…

Airprox data and analysis

Airprox data and analysis The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its annual safety magazine for GA pilots and air traffic controllers. The magazine looks in depth at the factors leading to a serious loss of separation between aircraft, and how such incidents can be avoided in the future. UKAB…

EASA FCL Licensing Regulation Survey

EASA FCL Licensing Regulation Survey EASA has launched an external evaluation of the Flight Crew Licensing regulation related to the initial and recurrent training, licence issuance, competence assessment by instructors and checking by examiners. The objective is to make an independent and evidence-based assessment of the impact that rules for…

Heathrow Airport: Airspace and Future Operations Consultation

Heathrow Airport: Airspace and Future Operations Consultation The Heathrow Airspace and Future Operations Consultation is running for eight weeks from 8 January until 11.55pm on 4 March 2019. It is seeking feedback on changes to our airspace and future runway operations. Full details can be found here. This website gives…

GASCo Safety Evening: London, Thursday 7th February 2019

Safety Evening: Hayward Aviation City of London, Thursday 7th February 2019 Hayward Aviation is delighted to welcome back the GASCo Regional Safety Officers for their 2019 Safety Evening presentation on Thursday 7th February 2019 at Haywards office, 138 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AW. To register please contact dtucker@haywards.net The event starts…

Pilot fined for infringing Restricted Area

Pilot fined for infringing Restricted Area (Temporary) On 23 January 2019, Magistrates imposed a £1250 fine and ordered costs of £750 to be paid to the Civil Aviation Authority, following a guilty plea by a pilot to an offence of infringing the RAF Cosford RA(T) on 9 June 2018. The…
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