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ORS4 1542: Pilot Medical Declaration sub 2000kg (National Licences)

ORS4 1542: Pilot Medical Declaration sub 2000kg (National Licences) The UK CAA have published ORS4 No 1542 Allowing certain licence holders to take advantage of the alternative disqualifying medical criteria when making a Pilot Medical Declaration which supersedes ORS4 No 1486. This provides an exemption to enable pilots who hold…

Royal Meteorological Society & GASCo; Weather - Venturing across the Channel

Royal Meteorological Society & GASCo; Weather - Venturing across the Channel The Royal Meteorological Society and GASCo are co-hosting a webinar focusing on improving safety for all General Aviation pilots. The event will be virtual and take place on Saturday 30 April 2022 – 9am – 12.30pm and cover: Join…

Upcoming changes to application form for IMC/IR(R) ratings

Upcoming changes to application form for IMC/IR(R) ratings As part of improvements to our licence application service, we are reducing the use of paper application forms. A new online application form for the initial issue, revalidation and renewal of Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) ratings or Instrument Rating (Restricted) (IR(R)) ratings…

AOPA USA Report: GAMI calls on FAA to approve G100UL STC

AOPA USA Report: GAMI calls on FAA to approve G100UL STC George Braly, chief engineer at General Aviation Modifications, Inc., has called on the FAA to issue his company a supplemental type certificate to allow his 100-octane unleaded fuel to be used in essentially every spark-ignition engine and every airframe…

GASCo Infringement avoidance webinar and statistics update

GASCo Infringement avoidance webinar and statistics update GASCo present April's airspace infringement avoidance webinar on Monday 4 April (19:00). Register online for a free hour and a half of information, tips, suggestions and quizzes. Monthly figures for reported airspace infringements and Airspace Infringement Team decisions are regularly updated on the…

Change in shading of Manchester Low Level Route (Class D) on CAA VFR charts

Change in shading of Manchester Low Level Route (Class D) on CAA VFR charts To coincide with the release of Edition 48 of the 1:500,000 Southern England & Wales VFR chart on 24 March 2022, the shading of that portion of the Manchester CTR designated as the Manchester Low Level…

Simplification of document certification requirements for personnel licensing

Simplification of document certification requirements for personnel licensing The UK CAA have updated the requirements for providing certified documents in support of a personnel licensing application. These changes allow for: The option to provide a photo of yourself holding your ID (a ‘selfie’) as an alternative to obtaining a certified…

OFCOM - Decision to vary aircraft and aircraft (transportable) radiocommunications licences

OFCOM - Decision to vary aircraft and aircraft (transportable) radiocommunications licences On 18 March 2022, OFCOM published their decision to make some changes to aircraft and aircraft (transportable) licences. The key changes made are to: update and align the structure and content in current licences with the style and standard…

Active Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector Trial Update

Active Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector Trial Update The CAA have now collated and reviewed the first three months of trial data (September-November 2021). The trial report for this period is available through the Carbon Monoxide in General Aviation page of the CAA website, or via this link.

80 years of Blackbushe Airport - 11 June 2022

80 years of Blackbushe Airport - 11 June 2022 This year we are celebrating 80 years of flying from Blackbushe Airport. Blackbushe started life as a WW2 RAF Base, before evolving into London’s Second Airport, and then a hub for General Aviation and Business Aviation alike. On Saturday 11th June…

AOPA: Getting the lead out

AOPA: Getting the lead out The move towards the development of unleaded AVGAS 100 fuel for all piston-engine aircraft has taken a big step with an ambitious goal set by General aviation leaders, petroleum industry stakeholders, and the U.S. government to transition to lead-free aviation fuels by the end of…

The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2022

The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2022 The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2022 was published in draft on the 24 January 2022. It is expected to come into force on 13 April 2022. The primary purpose of the Amending Order is to update references to the Basic Regulation, as retained (and…
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