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Cotswold Region Report: Draft Findings

Cotswold Region Report: Draft Findings The CAA have now published a report containing our draft findings of our review into the Cotswold Region and which contains our Initial Plan of volumes of airspace to take forward to the amend phase of the airspace classification review process. Summary of the Initial…

Airspace Change Masterplan Iteration 2: Co-sponsor assessment and CAA acceptance

Airspace Change Masterplan Iteration 2: Co-sponsor assessment and CAA acceptance The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its decision to accept ACOG’s Airspace Change Masterplan Iteration 2 (CAP2312b) in the Airspace Modernisation Strategy. For more information, including the co-sponsors’ assessment and the CAA’s full decision in CAP2312A. NOTE: This is…

EGNOS Question to the Government Answered

EGNOS Question to the Government Answered A consequence of the UK EU exit agreement was the loss of access to the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) Safety of Life service. Through a group that AOPA and the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) the following question was put…

Blackbushe Airport 80th Anniversary Fly-in

Blackbushe Airport 80th Anniversary Fly-in SAVE THE DATE - Blackbushe Airport will be celebrating their 80th Anniversary with a Fly-In on Saturday 11 June 2022. The day will include a small static display, fun & games for all ages and music entertainment. The newly refurbished Pathfinder Café will be hosting…

Confirmation that General Exemption ORS4 No.1453 will expire 31 December 2021

Confirmation that General Exemption ORS4 No.1453 will expire 31 December 2021 Previous UK CAA licence holders who obtained their EASA licence between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021 will no longer be able to operate on UK (G-registered) aircraft from 1 January 2022 unless they gain a UK Part-FCL…

New and updated Safety Sense Leaflet: Winter Flying

New and updated Safety Sense Leaflet: Winter Flying The latest new and updated Safety Sense Leaflet on Winter Flying has been launched. This form part of the popular General Aviation (GA) Safety Sense Leaflets series which the CAA is currently updating. For further hints and tips check out the CAAs…

Proposed Airspace Change to Enable RPAS Operations from RAF Fairford

Proposed Airspace Change to Enable RPAS Operations from RAF Fairford This proposal is for a Permanent change to the notified airspace design, and the change level is TBC. The detailed process requirements are published in Part 1 of CAP 1616. In order to support NATO’s Agile Combat Employment concept, the…

Consultation on cost sharing regulations for private pilots

Consultation on cost sharing regulations for private pilots The CAA have launched a consultation on proposed changes to the current cost sharing regulations for private pilots. Overview Cost sharing flights are flights shared by private individuals. The ‘cost-share’ element refers to the costs of the specific flight which can be…

New Safety Sense: VFR Moving Maps

New Safety Sense: VFR Moving Maps The second in the revised series of the popular General Aviation Safety Sense Leaflets covers VFR moving map devices. Download Safety Sense: VFR Moving Map Devices. This quick guide covers the minimum levels of proficiency you should have when using a moving map and…

New Customs Reporting Requirements for General Aviation (GA) from 1 January 2022 (GB & NI)

New Customs Reporting Requirements for General Aviation (GA) from 1 January 2022 (GB & NI) There will be new customs reporting requirements for General Aviation (GA) aircraft travelling from Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI) to the European Union (EU) from 1 January 2022. GA aircraft are currently required…

REMINDER: FAA certificate holders permanently residing in the UK

REMINDER: FAA certificate holders permanently residing in the UK The exemption to provide additional time for FAA Airman Certificate holders who permanently reside in the UK using the declaration process, to be able to convert to a UK Part-FCL licence, expires on 21 December 2021 (midnight). No extension or change…

Channel Islands - Pilot Medical Declaration (PMD) Validity

Channel Islands - Pilot Medical Declaration (PMD) Validity Following an approach made to the Channels Islands Directors of Civil Aviation by our Channel Islands AOPA Representative, the DCAs have now published a letter of No Operational Objection to UK CAA Pilot Medical Declarations:"For the purpose of this document the “Office…
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