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COVID 19 - CAP 1924 Guidance for ATO/DTO's

COVID 19 - CAP 1924 Guidance for ATO/DTO's The CAA have published CAP 1924 COVID 19 –Preparing to Return to Normal Flying Operations for General Aviation Pilot Training Organisations (‘Flying Clubs and Schools’). This CAA guidance document is intended to complement guidelines issued by HM Government, the Department for Transport…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): "recreational" general aviation Advice Updated

Coronavirus (COVID-19): "recreational" general aviation - Advice Updated AOPA have been leading the way in putting forward and discussing proposals to start a return to flying. Yesterday, 14 May 2020, Martin Robinson took part in a video conference with the DfT and CAA, resulting in the revised advice below (check…

Infringements of Aerodrome Traffic Zones (ATZ)

Infringements of Aerodrome Traffic Zones (ATZ) The Airspace & Safety Initiative have published an update to help reduce the number of Aerodrome Traffic Zone (ATZ) infringements. This update is the fourteenth in a series of narratives focusing on identified infringement hot-spots in the UK. It focuses on helping to prevent …

Solent corridor temporary danger area for unmanned aircraft operations

Solent corridor temporary danger area for unmanned aircraft operations From 1 May 2020 through to 31 July 2020, a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) will be operating out of Lee-on-Solent aerodrome to carry out trials and delivery flights to the Isle of Wight for the purposes of a government led…

CAA CAP 1913: Exemption Guidance COVID-19

CAA CAP 1913: Exemption Guidance COVID-19 The CAA have published CAP1913 which provides guidance to exemptions due to COVID-19 provided by: ORS4 No. 1370 Continued use of UK Pilot Medical Self-Declaration ORS4 No. 1385 (Formerly No. 1374) This exemption applies to UK CAA issued EASA LAPL, PPL, CPL and ATPLs…

CAA - Derogation for FAA Licence Holders ORS4 1380

CAA - Derogation for FAA Licence Holders ORS4 1380 The CAA have published ORS4 No 1380 which permits FAA licence holders to exercise private privileges within UK airspace until a Bi-lateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) is concluded with the USA. This supersedes ORS4 No. 1365, which is revoked. The derogation…

Issuing Permits for EASA Enduring Permit aircraft

Issuing Permits for EASA Enduring Permit aircraft Further to discussions between the AOPA Maintenance Working Group and the CAA, we have had the following position statement from the CAA in respect of EASA Permit Aircraft: "We have been assessing our policies this week on how things like Permits and CofA’s…

GA flights for maintenance checks, ferry, and engine health under COVID-19

GA flights for maintenance checks, ferry, and engine health under COVID-19 The Government's guidance permits essential maintenance activity to take place during the current COVID-19 restrictions, and on this basis owners / operators of GA aircraft are permitted to conduct aircraft maintenance flights on the following basis: Maintenance flights. Post-maintenance…

CAA: Extension of Validity Periods for National Licences, Ratings and Certificates of Flight Crew

CAA: Extension of Validity Periods for National Licences, Ratings and Certificates of Flight Crew The CAA have published ORS4 1378 COVID-19 Outbreak: Extension of Validity Periods for National Licences, Ratings and Certificates of Flight Crew which permits the extension of the validity of ratings and endorsements on licences issued under…

SkyWise: Preparing to prevent infringements to the east of Manchester

SkyWise: Preparing to prevent infringements to the east of Manchester The twelfth in the series of infringement updates has been written by members of the Northwest Local Airspace Infringement Team (LAIT) at NATS Manchester Airport and Barton Aerodrome. It is focused on preventing airspace infringements in the vicinity of the…

CAP 413 Radio Telephony Manual - New Edition

CAP 413 Radio Telephony Manual - New Edition The Radiotelephony Manual (CAP 413) has been updated. Edition 23 includes updates to: Foreword; Definitions; Military Callsigns and numerous editorial changes. It has been published today and has an effective date of 8 June 2020.

NATS: Airspace User Portal to be suspended

NATS: Airspace User Portal to be suspended From 30 April 2020, drone users, General Aviation pilots and those submitting Non-Standard Flight (NSF) applications will no longer be able to do so via the Airspace User Portal (AUP). After that date, users should revert to the original notification process detailed in…
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