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COVID-19: Class 2 Medical Renewals during current lockdown in England

COVID-19: Class 2 or LAPL Medical Renewals during current lockdown in England Following contact with the CAA, in respect of their advice to AMEs not to conduct Class 2 or LAPL medical renewals during the current lockdown, we have had the following update from the CAA that has been sent…

COVID-19: No additional Wide Ranging Exemptions Planned

COVID-19: No additional wide ranging exemptions planned The CAA has issued a significant number of exemptions to help aviation cope with the impact of the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions. Currently, they don’t plan to issue any wide-ranging exemptions for the current lockdown when the current set end on 22 November. Under…

CAA launches consultation: UK GA opportunities after leaving EASA

CAA launches consultation: UK GA opportunities after leaving EASA The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s General Aviation Unit (GAU) is dedicated to effective regulation that supports and encourages the UK’s dynamic GA sector. In preparation for the end of the EU transition period, the CAA has launched UK General Aviation opportunities…

Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation Updated 4 November 2020

Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation Updated 4 November 2020 Following discussions between Martin Robinson, CEO AOPA, and the DfT, the Coronavirus guidance for GA has been updated today. The key part of the update for GA reads: National restrictions and General Aviation National restrictions are in place in England to…

Airfield Development Advisory Fund goes live

Airfield Development Advisory Fund goes live UK airfields and associated businesses are able to apply for access to Government funded professional and business advice on a range of topics, aimed at supporting future airfield development. The new Airfield Development Advisory Fund will be managed by the Civil Aviation Authority and…

London Biggin Hill ACP - RNAV (GNSS) Runway 21

London Biggin Hill ACP - RNAV (GNSS) Runway 21 London Biggin Hill Airport (LBHA) has embarked on a process to change the airspace arrangements around the airport. This process is known as an Airspace Change Process (ACP). The process requires active engagement with stakeholders throughout, and this webpage has been…

Equity and non-equity aircraft ownership with respect to Part M and Part ML

Equity and non-equity aircraft ownership with respect to Part M and Part ML The CAA website has been updated with information related to equity and non-equity ownership group schemes and the continuing airworthiness management responsibilities under Part M/Part ML, as applicable: The status of non-equity ownership groups with respect to…

CAA launches new online PPL e-Exams system

CAA launches new online PPL e-Exams system The new Private Pilot Licence (PPL) e-Exams online system, which replaces Part-FCL PPL aeroplane and helicopter paper-based theoretical knowledge exams, went live this week. This launch follows the successful completion of a three-month pathfinder phase where the system was tested with a number…

Moving Map survey for private pilots - relaunched!

Moving Map survey for private pilots - relaunched! The Airspace Infringement Working Group has relaunched a survey for private pilots on the current use of moving maps and would welcome your views. The survey should is available using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AIWG-Moving-Maps The Airspace Infringement Working Group is part of the…

Update to EU Exit information - Student Pilots

Update to EU Exit information - Student Pilots The CAA have updated the information on their website concerning recognition of training by providers in EASA member states after 31 December 2020: Students undertaking training and examinations for an EASA Part-FCL Licence On the basis that the UK’s membership of the…

General Aviation and unmanned aircraft communities set to benefit from fund to subsidise electronic conspicuity devices

GA and unmanned aircraft communities set to benefit from fund to subsidise electronic conspicuity devices Rebates of up to £250 for new Electronic Conspicuity (EC) devices are now available thanks to funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) aimed at encouraging more adoption of EC within the UK’s General Aviation…

CAA: Post EASA Plans

CAA: Post EASA Plans The information below has been taken from this CAA Blog: As UK and EU negotiators prepare for their next crucial phase of discussions, Tim Johnson, Strategy and Policy Director, gives an update on CAA readiness for what the end of the 'transition period' will mean: Amid…
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