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56th AOPA Annual General Meeting - 20 September 2022

56th AOPA Annual General Meeting - 20 September 2022 The 56th Annual General Meeting of the British Light Aviation Centre Ltd, trading as the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of the UK, will be held on Tuesday 20th September 2022 at AOPA HQ, Lakeside Pavilion, Chaucer Business Park, Watery Lane,…

GA Podcast and AAC update

GA Podcast and AAC update The latest episode in our General Aviation podcast has been released, covering interviews and discussions on Safety Sense Leaflets and our role in the Commonwealth Games. Visit Safety sense leaflets – Commonwealth games airspace – CAA on General Aviation (captivate.fm) Astral Aviation Consulting (AAC) is…

Doncaster Sheffield Airport under threat of closure

Doncaster Sheffield Airport under threat of closure It has been reported that Peel Group, owners and operators of Doncaster Sheffield Airport plan to close the airport as soon as October 2022 If this happens it will add to the list of airports lost in recent years at the hand of…

EU-UK personnel licence conversion

EU-UK personnel licence conversion The UK CAA has launched a simplified EU-UK conversion process for gaining a UK Part-FCL licence and UK Part-Med certificate, which can be held at the same time as an EASA Part-FCL licence/certificate. Licence holders will also be able to take advantage of a new deposit…

CAA: Re-opening of Same Day Licensing Counter at Aviation House

CAA: Re-opening of Same Day Licensing Counter at Aviation House The same day counter service, which allows applicants to have their licence or certificate issued on the day, reopens at Aviation House on 4 July 2022. The booking line will be made available from 27 June 2022. Full details of…

Automated Flight Crew Licensing application updates

Automated Flight Crew Licensing application updates As part of improvements to our licensing services, applicants with a CAA portal account will now receive automated updates when the status of their Flight Crew Licensing application changes, providing visibility of their progress through the licensing process. Updates will be sent for all…

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022 The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI 2022 No. 637) was laid in parliament on 10 June 2022 which amends:UK Regulation (EU) 2018/1976 (Sailplanes)UK Regulation (EU) 2018/395 (Balloons)UK Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 (Aircrew), andUK Regulation (EU) 2019/947 (Unmanned Aircraft)on 1 July 2022 andUK Regulation…

UK CAA Recruiting Non-Executive Director with General Aviation expertise

UK CAA Recruiting Non-Executive Director with General Aviation expertise The CAA are recruiting a non-executive director with general aviation expertise. Time commitment: 60 day(s) per annum Remuneration: £25,000 per annum Length of term: 3 years Application deadline: 11:59pm on 24 July 2022Person specification:To succeed you will have: leadership experience and…

Flightpath to the future: a strategic framework for the aviation sector

Flightpath to the future: a strategic framework for the aviation sector ‘Flightpath to the future’ is a strategic framework for the aviation sector that supports the Department for Transport’s vision for a modern, innovative and efficient sector over the next 10 years. This 10-point plan focuses on how government and…

Upcoming changes to application form for instructor certificates

Upcoming changes to application form for instructor certificates As part of improvements to the licence application service, the CAA are reducing the use of paper application forms. A new online application form (SRG2159) for the initial issue, variation, revalidation and renewal of instructor certificates has been created. This will soon…

GA e-Exams – Information for training organisations and candidates

GA e-Exams – Information for training organisations and candidates The GA e-Exams system, which houses the Part-FCL PPL (A) & (H) theoretical knowledge exams, has now been updated to include the Part-BFCL BPL and Part-66L Aircraft Maintenance Licence exams which are now live. The GA e-Exams system replaces paper-based theoretical…

New and Updated Safety Sense Leaflet: Strip Sense

New and Updated Safety Sense Leaflet: Strip Sense The latest new and updated Safety Sense Leaflet on Strip Sense has been launched. This forms part of the popular Safety sense leaflets which the CAA is currently updating.
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