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Update to EU exit information – Commercial Pilots

Update to EU exit information – Commercial Pilots The CAA have updated the information on their microsite concerning commercial pilots in the event of a non-negotiated EU exit. To enable the CAA time to complete its part in the licence transfer process, the CAA advises that application forms for State…

Safetycom conversion to 8.33 kHz

Safetycom conversion to 8.33 kHz From 3 January 2019 Safetycom and other common sporting and recreational assignments used across the UK will transition to 8.33 kHz voice channel spacing. The new channel number for Safetycom will be 135.480. Depcom will become 122.955. All pilots and ground stations need to use…

London Oxford Airport ACP Consultation Feedback Report

London Oxford Airport ACP Consultation Feedback Report The London Oxford Aiport (LOA) Airspace Change Proposal consultation feedback report was published on 1st November 2018. AOPA UK objected to the proposals. Of the 1,707 responses received during the consultation period: 17 consultees (1.0%) supported the proposal; 1657 consultees (97.1%) objected to…

CAP1727 Electronic Conspicuity: GA pilot survey

CAP1727 Electronic Conspicuity: GA pilot survey In September 2017 the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) conducted a short and focussed survey, asking general aviation pilots for their views on electronic conspicuity – technology in the aircraft that broadcasts its position. The survey attracted almost 1,600 responses with pilots of single…

RAF Brize Norton ACP Consultation Feedback Report

RAF Brize Norton ACP Consultation Feedback Report The RAF Brize Norton Airspace Change Consultation Feedback Report has been published and can be found here. Following the 15th December 2017 to 5th April 2018 Public Consultation period, all comments received have been thoroughly reviewed by BZN in order to identify the…

General Exemption for holders Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences and Light Aircraft Pilot Licences when operating certain EASA aircraft in the UK

General Exemption for holders Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences and Light Aircraft Pilot Licences when operating certain EASA aircraft in the UK   The CAA have published Official Record Series 4 No 1283 which details a general exemption for holders of Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences and Light Aircraft Pilot Licences when…

EASA - BREXIT Update

EASA - BREXIT Update In the ongoing process of preparing for the UK withdrawal from the Union, the EU institutions have been actively engaged in identifying and putting in place possible preparedness measures in anticipation of that event. Full details can be found here. In this context EASA will start…

Jeppesen 15% Discount Offer for AOPA Members proving popular

Jeppesen 15% Discount Offer for AOPA Members proving popular Through IAOPA Europe, Jeppesen have offered a 15% discount for AOPA Members on these products: Jeppesen Airway Manual Jeppesen VFR Manual JeppView JeppView MFD Mobile FliteDeck (for iPad only) Mobile FliteDeck VFR (for iPad only) Jeppesen PilotPak for Garmin G1000 or…

Aviation safety if there’s no Brexit deal

Aviation safety if there’s no Brexit deal The CAA have developed a microsite to be a central source of information for the aviation and aerospace industries about the actions they would need to take to be prepared for a no deal withdrawal from the EU and no continued mutual recognition.…

Review of CAA Policy on the Training, Qualification and Licensing of FISO's

Review of CAA Policy on the Training, Qualification and Licensing of FISO's The CAA is seeking the views of our stakeholders on a series of concept proposals for future CAA policy on the training, qualification and licensing of UK flight information service officers (FISOs). This consultation closes at 23:59 on…

Automatic validation of UK EASA flight crew licences - CAP 1705

Automatic validation of UK EASA flight crew licences - CAP 1705 The CAA have published CAP 1705; Automatic validation of UK flight crew licences issued in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as amended. In response to several ramp inspections outside the territory of the European Union (EU) Member States,…

Stapleford Flight Centre - FI's Required

Stapleford Flight Centre - FI's Required AOPA Corporate Member, Stapleford Flight Centre, a busy ATO to the NE of London, has a requirement for both Restricted and Unrestricted FI's. There is potential to fly 80 to 100 Hours in Summer months and an opportunity to progress into commercial instruction. Send…
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