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Airspace modernisation update

Airspace modernisation update Last week, the DfT and CAA released a statement confirming a continued commitment to airspace modernisation and the need to consider how individual organisations may progress airspace change in response to the Airspace Change Organising Group’s (ACOG’s) report on ‘Remobilising the Airspace Change Programme’. The CAA have…

Policy for Permanently Established Danger Areas and Temporary Danger Areas

Policy for Permanently Established Danger Areas and Temporary Danger Areas The CAA Policy for Permanently Established Danger Areas and Temporary Danger Areas has been published and replaces 'DAP Policy: SARG Danger Areas'. This updated policy includes requirements for the establishment, notification and activation of permanent danger areas (DA) and temporary…

New edition of CAP 746

New edition of CAP 746 - Requirements for meteorological observations at aerodromes A new edition of CAP 746, which contains the requirements for meteorological observations at aerodromes, has been published. The main changes to its content are: Changes resulting from the introduction of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 Additional information…

Sharing of the Direct Costs of a Flight - Non-EASA Aircraft UK Airspace

Sharing of the Direct Costs of a Flight - Non-EASA Aircraft UK Airspace The CAA have published ORS4 1406 Sharing of the Direct Costs of a Flight by up to Six People, which supersedes Official Record Series 4 No. 1274. This exemption allows flights in non-EASA aircraft to take advantage…

COVID-19 - Extension of six month test validity

COVID-19 - Extension of six month test validity Exemption ORS4 1386 applies to applicants for the issue of a UK licence, rating or certificate. It provides alleviation from the six month limit between the completion of a test or assessment and submission of an application for the appropriate licence, and…

CAA launches loss of control awareness campaign

CAA launches loss of control awareness campaign The UK Civil Aviation Authority has launched a safety campaign to raise awareness of ‘loss of control in-flight’ incidents in General Aviation. Loss of control events make up 20 per cent of all General Aviation accidents and 44 per cent of all fatalities.…

COVID-19: Travel to Channel Islands and Isle of Man

COVID-19: Travel to Channel Islands and Isle of Man The situation may change at short notice, so it is essential that you check for the latest NOTAM. At the time of writing, this is the situation: Jersey: Non-scheduled arrivals from outside Jersey must submit a General Declaration prior to departure.…

Updated Government guidance for GA ahead of the restart of dual and instructional flights

Updated Government guidance for GA ahead of the restart of dual and instructional flights The Department for Transport has published updated GA guidance on gov.uk ahead of the restart of dual and instructional flights, and the new social distancing guidelines that will apply in England from 4 July. AOPA Note:…

COVID-19 – Flight Training can Resume from 4 July 2020

COVID-19 – Flight Training can Resume from 4 July 2020 I was expecting to have to advise that the return to full flight training, which had been fully expected from 4 July, had been further delayed by the DfT. This was the position yesterday as advised by the DfT and…

Reviewing airspace classification

Reviewing airspace classification On 1 December 2020 the CAA will introduce a new procedure to review and, where appropriate, amend the classification of airspace. The classification determines the flight rules that apply in that airspace and the procedures that must be followed. Give your views on a draft of this…

COVID-19 Quarantine on Return to UK

COVID-19 Quarantine on Return to UK The Home Secretary has announced that from 8 June, all residents and visitors who are intending to travel to the United Kingdom are required to self-isolate for 14 days. This can be at their residence or pre-arranged accommodation e.g. a booked hotel, or at…

RAF Little Rissington Airspace Change Proposals

RAF Little Rissington Airspace Change Proposals This proposal is for a Permanent airspace change, and is level 2C. ID: ACP-2019-45 This proposal is for the establishment of a more formal airspace structure around RAF Little Rissington. This ACP is following a scaled process outlined in the CAA's ATZ Policy Statement…
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