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CAP 1371 UK Civil Air Display Review

CAP 1371 UK Civil Air Display Review: Actions that impact on UK civil air displays in 2016. The CAA have published CAP 1371 Civil Air Display Review which details the actions that impact on civil air displays in 2016.  CAP 1371 Introduction: Up until the tragic accident at Shoreham last…

Introduction of the Part-FCL Competency-Based Instrument Rating in the UK

Introduction of the Part-FCL Competency-Based Instrument Rating in the UK. The second 2014 amendment to the Aircrew Regulation (Regulation (EC) 1178/2011 as amended) has introduced an alternative route to obtaining an Instrument Rating (IR) that is often referred to as the “Competency Based Instrument Rating” (CBIR). Information Notice IN-2016/011 sets…

Introduction of the Part-FCL En-Route Instrument Rating in the UK

Introduction of the Part-FCL En-Route Instrument Rating in the UK. The third amendment to the Aircrew Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011 as amended), has introduced a new rating for flight in accordance with the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in aeroplanes.

Designation of UK Examiners for Skill Tests for Initial Issue of Licences, Ratings and Certificates

Designation of UK Examiners for Skill Tests for Initial Issue of Licences, Ratings and Certificates. ARA.FCL.205(c) requires the UK CAA to have procedures to designate examiners for the conduct of skill tests on holders of UK issued licences or applicants for UK issued licences. These procedures do not apply to…

EASA INSTRUMENT FLYING SURVEY

EASA INSTRUMENT FLYING SURVEY. As part of rulemaking task RMT.0677 concerning the Basic Instrument Rating, EASA has launched a simple online survey which we strongly recommend all those interested in instrument flying should complete by 01 March 2016.

IAOPA e-News January 2016

Welcome to the January 2016 Enews of IAOPA Europe, which goes out to 23,000 aircraft owners and pilots in 27 countries across the continent. Newsletter now available on the IAOPA EU website

CAA Launches SkyWise alerting system

CAA Launches SkyWise alerting system. The CAA has recently launched SkyWise, a new alerting system that will be used to keep stakeholders up-to-date with news, safety alerts, consultations, rule changes, airspace amendments and more from the CAA.

Balloon Pilot Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

Balloon Pilot Sentenced for Insurance Fraud. A commercial hot air balloon pilot, who repeatedly submitted false insurance documents to the CAA, has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay more than £20,000 costs. 

PPR at Biggin Hill from 1st January 2016

PPR at Biggin Hill from 1st January 2016: London Biggin Hill Airport will be introducing a requirement from 1st January 2016 next year that all non-flight planned aircraft movements be pre-notified to Air Traffic Control.

FITA: Aviate, Navigate, Communicate – The General Aviation Story

FITA: Aviate,Navigate, Communicate – The General Aviation Story: Learning to fly is not just for the able-bodied or for the wealthy. As with most other sports, flying enthusiasts come from all walks of life.

General Aviation no gold plating consultation: CAA response.

General Aviation no gold plating consultation: CAA response. In September 2014 the CAA published an open letter to the aviation community from Andrew Haines, our Chief Executive and Martin Robinson, Chief Executive of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

CAA extends pilot training on permit aircraft

CAA extends pilot training on permit aircraft. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that initial pilot training will now be possible in aircraft with national permit to fly certification if the pilot being trained is the owner, or a joint owner, of the aircraft being used.
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