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Consultation: Opting out of EASA regulation for 450-600 kg light aircraft

Consultation: Opting out of EASA regulation for 450-600 kg light aircraft The CAA have opened a 6-week long consultation to seek views on the UK moving new designs of light aircraft 450-600 kg from pan-European EASA certification to national regulations. The CAA has the option to directly regulate a category…

Special VFR Flights within the Brooklands, Denham, Fairoaks and White Waltham Local Flying Areas

Special VFR Flights within the Brooklands, Denham, Fairoaks and White Waltham Local Flying Areas The CAA have published ORS4 No 1321 in respect of SVFR flights within the Brooklands, Denham, Fairoaks and White Waltham local flying areas. This reads: 1) The Civil Aviation Authority, for the purposes of SERA.8005(b)(5) of…

Designing a new NOTAM System: ICAO Questionnaire

Designing a new NOTAM System: ICAO Questionnaire The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has launched a questionnaire on NOTAM and the NOTAM system and is asking for feedback from users. Your response will help design a new system. The online questionnaire remains open until 31 October 2019. In answering the…

Check your Aeronautical Radio Licence Expiry Date

Check your Aeronautical Radio Licence Expiry Date In November 2018 the CAA passed the administration of aeronautical licences to OFCOM. All licensees should have received this letter. We have heard that a number of licensees did not receive an expiry reminder notice ahead of expiry date, but have received notices…

Infringement updates: Highlighting known 'hotspots'

Infringement updates: Highlighting known 'hotspots' The first in a series to highlight known 'hotspots' focuses on the southwestern corner of the London Control Zone (CTR) in the vicinity of Bagshot. Go to https://airspacesafety.com/updates/

CAA - BREXIT Updates

CAA - BREXIT Updates The CAA have recently updated their BREXIT Micro-website for Private Pilots and Aerospace maintenance organisations (Subpart F). In response to questions about the validity of UK issued LAPL's post BREXIT our current understanding is that if the UK leaves EASA, UK-issued LAPL's will only be valid…

CAA announces appointment of new Safety and Airspace Regulation Director

CAA announces appointment of new Safety and Airspace Regulation Director The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Rob Bishton as its new Group Director of Safety and Airspace Regulation. This follows a global recruitment process, including both internal and external candidates. Rob has been…

Report on Airspace4All GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial

Report on Airspace4All GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial Airspace4All has published its report on the Airspace4All GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial. This document reports the findings of the Trial which sought to test mitigations to the increased risk of mid-air collision that had been identified to…

SERA.5001 exemption remains in effect to March 2020

SERA.5001 exemption remains in effect to March 2020 The general exemption from the requirements of SERA.5001 will remain in place until 25 March 2020. This means that until 25 March 2020 pilots can continue to fly VFR: at or below 3000 ft AMSL within Class D airspace; during day only;…

ACS Flight Training launches the 2020 Flying Scholarship

ACS Flight Training launches the 2020 Flying Scholarship ACS Flight Training has announced they will be awarding a brand-new 2020 flying scholarship, adding to the schools well-established and highly successful Flight Instructor Sponsorship Program. The new initiative is supported by Bose Aviation and driven by the growing demand for airline…

GA Continuing Airworthiness Management Workshops

GA Continuing Airworthiness Management Workshops As part of its collaborative approach to improve consistency across the industry, the CAA GA Unit is planning to deliver Continuing Airworthiness Management workshops at locations throughout the UK from the 4th Quarter of 2019. The opportunity will also be used to update on the…

Lord Kirkhope Inquiry into UK Lower Airspace

Lord Kirkhope Inquiry into UK Lower Airspace The Lord Kirkhope Inquiry into UK Lower Airspace report has been published. The Inquiry was commissioned by the All Party Parliamentary Group on General aviation. Pauline Vahey, Chairman AOPA UK, was a member of the Inquiry panel. Inquiry Report Executive Summary points :…
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