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Simplification of document certification requirements for personnel licensing

Simplification of document certification requirements for personnel licensing The UK CAA have updated the requirements for providing certified documents in support of a personnel licensing application. These changes allow for: The option to provide a photo of yourself holding your ID (a ‘selfie’) as an alternative to obtaining a certified…

OFCOM - Decision to vary aircraft and aircraft (transportable) radiocommunications licences

OFCOM - Decision to vary aircraft and aircraft (transportable) radiocommunications licences On 18 March 2022, OFCOM published their decision to make some changes to aircraft and aircraft (transportable) licences. The key changes made are to: update and align the structure and content in current licences with the style and standard…

Active Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector Trial Update

Active Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector Trial Update The CAA have now collated and reviewed the first three months of trial data (September-November 2021). The trial report for this period is available through the Carbon Monoxide in General Aviation page of the CAA website, or via this link.

80 years of Blackbushe Airport - 11 June 2022

80 years of Blackbushe Airport - 11 June 2022 This year we are celebrating 80 years of flying from Blackbushe Airport. Blackbushe started life as a WW2 RAF Base, before evolving into London’s Second Airport, and then a hub for General Aviation and Business Aviation alike. On Saturday 11th June…

AOPA: Getting the lead out

AOPA: Getting the lead out The move towards the development of unleaded AVGAS 100 fuel for all piston-engine aircraft has taken a big step with an ambitious goal set by General aviation leaders, petroleum industry stakeholders, and the U.S. government to transition to lead-free aviation fuels by the end of…

The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2022

The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2022 The Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2022 was published in draft on the 24 January 2022. It is expected to come into force on 13 April 2022. The primary purpose of the Amending Order is to update references to the Basic Regulation, as retained (and…

Ofcom: REMINDER of Proposal to vary aircraft and aircraft (transportable) radiocommunications licences

Ofcom: REMINDER of Proposal to vary aircraft and aircraft (transportable) radiocommunications licences Ofcom are proposing to make some changes to aircraft and aircraft (transportable) licences. The main changes we are proposing are to: update and align the structure and content in current licences with the style and standard terms and…

Cotswold Region Report: Draft Findings

Cotswold Region Report: Draft Findings The CAA have now published a report containing our draft findings of our review into the Cotswold Region and which contains our Initial Plan of volumes of airspace to take forward to the amend phase of the airspace classification review process. Summary of the Initial…

Airspace Change Masterplan Iteration 2: Co-sponsor assessment and CAA acceptance

Airspace Change Masterplan Iteration 2: Co-sponsor assessment and CAA acceptance The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its decision to accept ACOG’s Airspace Change Masterplan Iteration 2 (CAP2312b) in the Airspace Modernisation Strategy. For more information, including the co-sponsors’ assessment and the CAA’s full decision in CAP2312A. NOTE: This is…

EGNOS Question to the Government Answered

EGNOS Question to the Government Answered A consequence of the UK EU exit agreement was the loss of access to the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) Safety of Life service. Through a group that AOPA and the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) the following question was put…

Blackbushe Airport 80th Anniversary Fly-in

Blackbushe Airport 80th Anniversary Fly-in SAVE THE DATE - Blackbushe Airport will be celebrating their 80th Anniversary with a Fly-In on Saturday 11 June 2022. The day will include a small static display, fun & games for all ages and music entertainment. The newly refurbished Pathfinder Café will be hosting…

Confirmation that General Exemption ORS4 No.1453 will expire 31 December 2021

Confirmation that General Exemption ORS4 No.1453 will expire 31 December 2021 Previous UK CAA licence holders who obtained their EASA licence between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021 will no longer be able to operate on UK (G-registered) aircraft from 1 January 2022 unless they gain a UK Part-FCL…
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