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CAA - Future Lower Airspace Modernisation

CAA - Future Lower Airspace Modernisation The UK CAA have published their concepts for modernised Lower Airspace in the UK, presented diagramatically here : AOPA have been putting the case for GA access to lower airspace in the future and how it might be achieved wthout undue burden on GA,…

Leaded Aviation Fuel used by GA Aircraft - Joint Statement from AOPA, LAA and BMAA

Leaded Aviation Fuel used by GA Aircraft Leaded Aviation Fuel used in General Aviation - Joint Statement by: AOPA – LAA - BMAA The University of Kent published a study in September 2022: “Mills, Ashley and Peckham, Stephen (2022) Lead exposure from general aviation emissions in the UK: a review…

CAA puts forward proposals to improve the airspace change process

CAA puts forward proposals to improve the airspace change process The UK Civil Aviation Authority has proposed to simplify the guidance for airspace change to help improve the process for airports, air navigation services and those affected by airspace change.Known as CAP1616, the regulator’s new proposals will make its guidance…

GASCo Electronic Conspicuity Research

GASCo Electronic Conspicuity Research GASCo is conducting research into Electronic Conspicuity (EC) aids and equipment to find out more about how GA pilots use them with a view to provide human factors-based advice for use in safety promotion and education which is why we need your help. We are using…

RAF Syerston ATZ and TDA update

RAF Syerston ATZ and TDA update An updated hot-spot narrative has been published to inform pilots that a Temporary Danger Area (TDA) will be established at Syerston Aerodrome from 9 January 2023 to 7 April 2023 for Royal Air Force aerobatics team display rehearsals.Written by the Aerodrome Controlling Authority at…

Certifying UK registered aircraft after 1 January 2023

Certifying UK registered aircraft after 1 January 2023 Clarification on engineer licensing requirements certifying UK registered aircraft The UK’s exit from the EU and EASA has changed engineering licensing requirements, particularly in relation to what licences are needed to certify a G registered aircraft from the 1 January 2023. Applications…

GARMIN GFC 500 AUTOPILOT ISSUE

ASI SAFETY ALERT: 2022-2 GARMIN GFC 500 AUTOPILOT ISSUE Our AOPA colleagues in the USA have avised us of this AOPA Air Safety Alert in case our members may be affected. If action is requred; for certified aircraft check with your maintainers, for : Garmin has identified an issue with…

Co-operative Surveillance Systems in FIS provision

Co-operative Surveillance Systems in FIS provision The CAA have published these supplementary instructions and updated the associated manuals and publications: Supplementary Instruction SI 2022/10 (CAP493 SI 2022/10) to the Manual of Air Traffic Services Part 1 Supplementary Instruction SI 2022/02 (CAP413 SI 2022/02) to the Radiotelephony Manual Supplementary Amendment SA…

CAA: Consultation on Pilot Medical Declarations review

CAA: Consultation on Pilot Medical Declarations review The UK Civil Aviation Authority has launched a review of the Pilot Medical Declarations (PMD) process. The consultation runs until midnight on Monday 5 December 2022. A consultation will help the regulator consider how the system is working as it seeks to enhance…

UK Civil Aviation Authority Chief Executive to stand down in 2023

UK Civil Aviation Authority Chief Executive to stand down in 2023 The UK Civil Aviation Authority today announces that Richard Moriarty, its Chief Executive Officer, is to step down from the role in Spring 2023. Richard has worked for the organisation for more than ten years, in senior roles including…

CAA: Consultation on the simplification and rationalisation of GA pilot licences

CAA: Consultation on the simplification and rationalisation of GA pilot licences The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today (18 October 2022) proposed a simpler process to gain a pilot licence and training for the General Aviation community. Draft proposals published in CAP 2335 General Aviation Pilot Licensing & Training…

Process change for flight crew licensing applications

Process change for flight crew licensing applications Effective immediately, it is no longer necessary to provide a certified copy of pilot licences, logbooks or exam results in support of a flight crew licensing application. A standard photocopy will be accepted. Please note that copies of ID documents must still be…
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