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London Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton airspace change decisions

London Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton airspace change decisions The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today published its decision not to approve airspace change proposals made by London Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton. For full details on the decisions please see their respective decision documents: London Oxford Airport…

CAA Pilot Medical Declarations: Clarification

CAA Pilot Medical Declarations: Clarification Following a rapid review we can today confirm that the less than 2,000kg aircraft category, with its reduced list of disqualifying conditions within a Pilot Medical Declaration (PMD), is still an option for national pilot licence holders (subject to the specified operational conditions). Existing PMDs…

COVID-19 Additional Guidance for Instructors

COVID-19 Additional Guidance for Instructors The CAA have advised the follwoing additional guidance for pilots with a current instructional qualification in order to maintain training or currency for their work. "The current GA guidance in relation to Covid restrictions permits GA flying for the purposes of work, and the CAA…

CAA: Airspace Classification update

CAA: Airspace Classification update The UK CAA have published an update on progress in its procedure to review the classification of airspace. The CAA have identified 55 distinct airspace volumes from the consultation responses received in March 2020. All airspace volumes, and their supporting commentary, are in the process of…

Project HEART - Hydrogen-Electric & Automated Regional Transportation

Project HEART - Hydrogen-Electric & Automated Regional Transportation Project HEART will develop a UK wide fully sustainable and scalable air transport network: increasing the number of regional airports and reducing the cost of flights, while contributing to the UK’s net-zero targets. A consortium of British SMEs and academics have announced…

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2021 The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2021 have been published. The amendments include: Rules of the Air - Visual Flight Rules come into force on 20th May 2021: A VFR flight in airspace class D is also deemed to have complied with the Rules of…

Pilot fined for flying in and out of military aerodrome without permission

Pilot fined for flying in and out of military aerodrome without permission A pilot has pleaded guilty to landing, and then taking-off, from RAF Valley in Anglesey last summer, despite the aerodrome being closed at the time. Richard Wood, 60, from London, was charged with two offences of flying within…

COVID-19: Extension of Validity Periods of TK Exams and Training

COVID-19: Extension of Validity Periods of TK Exams and Training The CAA have published ORS4 1488 Covid-19 – Outbreak:Extension of Validity Periods of Theoretical Knowledge Examinations and Training for the Issue of Licences and Type Ratings. The purpose of this exemption is to enable the extension of validity periods of…

New aviation reporting portal

New aviation reporting portal The aviation reporting portal relaunched for the UK on 5 January 2021. At this time UK reporters do not need to register for an account to submit MOR reports to the UK CAA and those wishing to use this portal should do so by selecting the…

COVID-19: AME guidance for GA Pilots

COVID-19: AME guidance for GA Pilots While we understand that many pilots are currently unable to fly due to COVID-19 restrictions we aim to continue to release safety education and awareness material to support the GA community with the future return to flying and continue to help promote longer-term safety…

Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation Updated 5 January 2021

Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation Updated 5 January 2021 The guidance for General Aviation under the current COVID-19 restrictions were updated on 5 January 2021. The permitted GA activities are: "GA flying is permitted for the purposes of work, where it is not reasonably possible to work or provide those…

EGNOS – update

European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS)– update Following the UK exit from the European Union, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) will continue to be available for LPV operations, post 01 January 2021 and until further notice. This affects the use of Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) at aerodromes…
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