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Declared Training Organisations

Declared Training Organisations The European Commission has adopted and published, in their Official Journal, the text to enable Declared Training Organisations (DTO) in law. This new category of pilot training organisations offering training towards basic licences and rating for private pilots will be available with effect from Sunday 2nd September…

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) requirements for pilots

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) requirements for pilots   The new Performance Based Naviation (PBN) Regulations require that: Pilots must have been granted PBN privileges as an endorsement to their Instrument Rating (IR), in order to fly in accordance with PBN routes and procedures with effect from 25 August 2018. All…

Undergraduate research project: Perceptions of fatigue risk management in Long haul pilots

Undergraduate research project: Perceptions of fatigue risk management in Long haul pilots One of our members has asked for help as part of an undergraduate research project for a BA (Hons) Air Transport degree at Buckinghamshire New University. If you are a Long Haul Pilot, to help this member, please…

Carlisle Airport cuts fees by 20% to thank GA flyers

Carlisle Airport cuts fees by 20% to thank GA flyers Carlisle Lake District Airport is delighted to announce that it is cutting fuel and landing fees for general aviation (GA) customers. The move is designed to recognise the support of the GA community during the construction of the new runway…

Have you had any problems with 8.33 kHz Radio Communication?

Have you had any problems with 8.33 kHz Radio Communication? At the recent AOPA Maintenance Working Group meeting it emerged that a number of maintainers have received complaints from owners about their recently installed 8.33 kHz radios. Examples are maximum volume insufficiently high, a general inability to understand what is…

APPG Visit Oshkosh and AOPA USA

APPG Visit Oshkosh and AOPA USA AOPA Live from AOPA USA have reported on the APPG visit to Oshkosh and their visit to AOPA US. The video clip below covers this segment. You can view the full AOPA Live report here.  

All Party GA Group says New Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is a useful start

All Party GA Group says New Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is a useful start The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) has welcomed two pro-General Aviation changes made to the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) but says government has more to do if it wishes to return General…

Pilots urged to convert to 8.33 kHz radios following airspace incidents

Pilots urged to convert to 8.33 kHz radios following airspace incidents The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) are asking UK pilots to convert their aircraft radios to 8.33 kHz spacing as soon as possible - if they have not already done so. With over half of UK ground stations now…

Draft Airspace Modernisation Strategy

Draft Airspace Modernisation Strategy The CAA have today published their draft Airspace Modernisation Strategy for stakeholder feedback, and welcome comments by Monday 10 September 2018. The purpose of this stakeholder engagement exercise is for the CAA to understand your views on our new draft Airspace Modernisation Strategy which will replace…

Parliamentary Group Announces Inquiry into CAA'S Airspace Change Process

Parliamentary Group Announces Inquiry into CAA'S Airspace Change Process The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on General Aviation has announced it intends to investigate the way that airspace changes are processed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the UK. The Parliamentary Group’s announcement comes in the wake of a controversial…

Guidance on changes to drone laws, effective 30 July 2018

Guidance on changes to drone laws, effective 30 July 2018 On 30 May 2018, the United Kingdom Government published an amendment to the UK Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) which contains its changes to the legislation regarding the operation of small unmanned aircraft. The amendment is published as Statutory Instrument…

Farnborough Airspace Change Approval - CAA Decision Published

Farnborough Airspace Change Approval - CAA Decision Published The CAA have published their decision on the Farnborough Airspace change proposal and have given approval to the introduction of controlled airspace, with some caveats.  The CAA say that the decision has been made in the interests of safety and that suitably…
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