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DfT: General Aviation Roadmap

DfT: General Aviation Roadmap The Department for Transport (DfT) have published the Spring 2021 "General Aviation Roadmap" which covers: The Government’s Vision for the GA sector Strategic Priorities Achievements in the last 12 months CAA’s General Aviation Unit Roadmap – Future Programme The publication can be found here.

ORS4 1488 Covid-19 Recovery:Extension of Validity Periods of TK Examinations and Training for the Issue of Licences and Type Ratings

ORS4 1488 Covid-19 Recovery:Extension of Validity Periods of TK Examinations and Training for the Issue of Licences and Type Ratings The CAA have published ORS4 1488: Covid-19 –Recovery:Extension of Validity Periods of Theoretical Knowledge Examinations and Training for the Issue of Licences and Type Ratings: This exemption will enable the…

CAA: ORS4 1486 & 1487 - Pilot Medical Declarations

CAA: ORS4 1486 & 1487 - Pilot Medical Declarations The CAA have published ORS4 1486: "Allowing certain licence holders to make a Pilot Medical Declaration to alternative disqualifying medical conditions, those referred to in Article 163(6) when operating aircraft with a Maximum Take-off Mass (MTOM) of 2000kg or less" and…

COVID-19: ORS4 1485 Revalidation of Class Ratings Endorsed on UK National Licences

COVID-19: ORS4 1485 Revalidation of Class Ratings Endorsed on UK National Licences The CAA have published ORS4 1485 which replaces ORS4 1418 which provides that, subject to conditions, UK flight crew licence holders with a valid class rating(s) are exempted from the normal revalidation requirements as per Chapters 1 and…

COVID-19: ORS4 1484 Revalidation of EASA SEP and TMG Class Ratings

COVID-19: ORS4 1484 Revalidation of EASA SEP and TMG Class Ratings The CAA have published ORS4 1484 which replaces ORS4 1416 and provides that, subject to conditions, licence holders with a valid SEP and/or TMG class rating(s) are exempted from the normal revalidation requirements as per FCL.740.A(b) of Annex I(Part-FCL)…

COVID-19: ORS4 1482 Renewal of Gyroplane Class Ratings in UK PPL(G)

COVID-19: ORS4 1482 Renewal of Gyroplane Class Ratings in UK PPL(G) The UK CAA have published ORS4 1482 exemption to meet an urgent operational need, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, to offer UK Flight Crew Licence holders an alternative option when renewing gyroplane class ratings in accordance with Schedule 8…

Restricted Airspace Orders

Restricted Airspace Orders The Thames Valley & Hampshire Joint Operations Unit have given notice of an intended Restricted Airspace Order (RAO) application covering a 1.5-mile radius and ceiling height of 2500ft centred on Windsor Castle, Windsor. You can download the Restricted Airpdsace Order (RAO) Information publciation for April 2021 here.…

Changes in application process – Professional Licence issue

Changes in application process – Professional Licence issue A new Professional Issue Online Application form for CPL,CPL IR and ATPL issue is now available to use for applicants who have not previously used our eLicensing system. Please note that from 10th May all applications for professional licence issue must be…

"N" Register: Aircraft Guaranty Insurance Cover Issue

"N" Register: Aircraft Guaranty Insurance Cover Issue We have had the following from IAOPA that has been forwarded by AOPA USA Lawyers: "We are aware of two recent instances where aircraft which have Aircraft Guaranty as trustee being declined insurance coverage due to “underwriter issues” related to Aircraft Guaranty. AOPA…

CAA: EASA-to-UK pilot licence conversion process

CAA: EASA-to-UK pilot licence conversion process The UK Civil Aviation Authority has launched a simplified process to allow pilots who transferred their licence and medical certificate to an EU member state in preparation for the end of the transition period to get their UK licence back. Thousands of pilots transferred…

CAA: 978MHz ADS-B Conspicuity System - Information Gathering Survey

CAA: 978MHz ADS-B Conspicuity System - Information Gathering Survey The CAA has engaged Trax to conduct a short research study to better understand the requirements of existing and potential future Class G airspace users’ regarding the deployment of an ADS-B conspicuity system on frequency 978MHz. The study forms part of…

AOPA and the loss of access to EGNOS (SBAS) for LPV Approaches in the UK

AOPA and the loss of access to EGNOS (SBAS) for LPV Approaches in the UK When it became clear that there had been a dereliction of duty on the part of Government during the exit negotiations to ensure that the disgracefully few GNSS LPV approach procedures in the UK could…
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