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EU to UK Flight crew licence process and update to CAA microsite

EU to UK Flight crew licence process and update to CAA microsite From 1 April 2021, a new application process will be available to pilots, instructors and examiners who wish to obtain a UK Part-FCL licence based on a European Part-FCL licence. Further guidance regarding this process will be published…

ORS4 No.1457: Permission for Aircraft Holding an EASA Permit to Fly to be Flown in the Airspace of the United Kingdom

ORS4 No.1457: Permission for Aircraft Holding an EASA Permit to Fly to be Flown in the Airspace of the United Kingdom Following the Withdrawal of the UK from the EASA system on 31 December 2020 a Permission is required for aircraft holding an EASA permit to fly to be flown…

EU Exit: Flight Crew Licences, Airworthiness Certificates & Managing and releasing UK aircraft

EU Exit: Flight Crew Licences, Airworthiness Certificates & Managing and releasing UK aircraft The following information has been publsihed by the CAA via SKYWISE: Flight Crew Licences After the EU transition period ends, flight crew carrying a non-UK CAA licence, issued by an EASA Member State, who operate UK-registered aircraft…

Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation Updated 21 December 2020

Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation Updated 21 December 2020 The Department for Transport have updated their guidance for General Aviation. In summary: Tier 1: medium alert level GA flying and training flights are permitted. You must follow the rules for Tier 1 areas. A maximum of 6 people can meet…

Intended Change to VMC Criteria

Intended change to VMC Criteria The CAA have announced that through the Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2021, the Department for Transport (DfT) intends to amend SERA.5001 Table S5-1 VMC visibility and distance from cloud minima with effect from 20 May 2021. This amendment affects the VMC minima in airspace classes…

RETFORD GAMSTON AIRPORT UNDER THREAT

Retford Gamston Airport under threat The airport faces a planning application that risks decimating aviation activities and result in the eviction of most of the aircraft in return for a small amount of motor vehicle testing. Access to the Airport facility for locally based aircraft and visiting aircraft may be…

AVGAS Duty Increase from 1 January 2021

AVGAS Duty Increase from 1 January 2021 From 1 January 2021 the rate of duty on AVGAS wil be raised from £0.3770 per litre to £0.3820 per litre, a rise of 0.5 p per litre (0.6 p per litre including VAT). The Government reasoning behind this rise: EU Single Market…

Clued Up Autumn 2020: Electronic Conspicuity

Clued Up Autumn 2020: Electronic Conspicuity Following the launch of the Electronic Conspicuity (EC) devices rebate scheme launched the CAA has published a Clued Up Special Edition magazine on all things EC. The rebate scheme is still open and if you are a drone pilot or a general aviation pilot…

PPL e-Exams and Paper based TK Exams

PPL e-Exams and Paper based TK Exams The PPL e-Exams exception that permits continued use of certain paper-based TK exams under exceptional circumstances will end on 5 January 2021. This affects the 9 core subjects for PPL and LAPL aeroplane and helicopter TK Exams for initial licence issue. After this…

New procedure for reviewing the classification of airspace launched

New procedure for reviewing the classification of airspace launched The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today launched its new procedure to review the classification of airspace. This procedure will take effect from 1 December 2020. In October 2019 the Government gave the CAA, as airspace regulator, the function to review…

The Airfield Development Advisory Fund is still open

The Airfield Development Advisory Fund is still open You are reminded that the Airfield Development Advisory Fund (ADAF) is open and the CAA are still accepting applications. The ADAF will provide funded access to professional advisory services available to both UK general aviation airports and businesses linked to them in…

New process for CPL and IR Skill test examiner designation

New process for CPL and IR Skill test examiner designation A new application form, SRG2153, is now available and enables CPL and IR bookings requests to be made online. As part of this change, card payment for the requested test will be required in order to submit the online form,…
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