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Amendment to Professional Pilot Examinations effective from 4 May 2020

Amendment to Professional Pilot Examinations effective from 4 May 2020 All training providers and student professional pilots should be aware that the CAA is updating its examination system, for professional in both fixed and rotary wing disciplines. To take a flight crew exam you will need to register on the…

Hans Gutmann Tourist Rally 2020

Hans Gutmann Tourist Rally 2020 The 9th Memorial Hans Gutmann Tourist Rally Flight is scheduled to take place from 19th to 29th June 2020. The planned route, which is subject to change, is: Gathering point: Andorra (LESU) Portugal: Santa Cruz (LPSC) Gibraltar (LXGB) Morocco: Casablanca (GMNN) and Fes (GMFF) Spain:…

£2m new funding allocated to support local airfields

£2m new funding allocated to support local airfields On Wednesday 12th February Aviation Minister, Paul Maynard launched the Airfield Development Fund, which will increase support for airfield owners, operators, local councils and associated businesses, helping them upskill, thrive and grow. The Airfield Development Fund will provide commercial expertise support to…

Solent CTA-3 and CTA-5 infringement ‘hot spot’

Solent CTA-3 and CTA-5 infringement ‘hot spot’ The latest narrative in the Airspace & Safety Initiative series sets out advice from the Solent Local Airspace Infringement Team, Southampton Airport and Southampton Air Traffic Control on how to avoid airspace infringements when flying around, or under, Solent CTA-3 and CTA-5.

GASCo “Safety in the City” @ Hayward Aviation 20th February 2020

GASCo “Safety in the City” @ Hayward Aviation 20th February 2020 Hayward Aviation is hosting a GASCo “Safety in the City” event on Thursday 20th February 2020 Led by the highly experienced GASCo Regional Safety Officers, the theme for the 2020 Safety In the City event will be : Airspace…

Infringement hot-spots: East Midlands Controlled Airspace

Infringement hot-spots: East Midlands Controlled Airspace The latest narrative in the Airspace & Safety Initiative series to highlight known 'hot-spots' focuses on preventing airspace infringements in the vicinity of East Midlands. It has been written by members of the Midlands LAIT including East Midlands ATC and operators at Nottingham Aerodrome.

Instructors providing training within the scope of their privileges

Instructors providing training within the scope of their privileges There have been several instances where LAPL only instructors have conducted training for which they do not have the instructor privileges stated in “XII – Ratings, Certificates and Privileges” page of their licence. The Skywise release of this information was supposed…

AOPA Responds to The Times article "Anger as Grant Shapps flies the flag for hobbyist pilots"

AOPA Responds to The Times article "Anger as Grant Shapps flies the flag for hobbyist pilots" On 11 January 2020 The Times published an article claiming that there is "Anger as Grant Shapps flies the flag for hobbyist pilots" and which was less than complimentary towards General Aviation. The article…

Farnborough Airspace Change - Implementation 27 February 2020

Farnborough Airspace Change - Implementation 27 February 2020 The CAA have published AIC Y002/2020 (alternate link) which details the changes to Farnborough Airspace that will come into effect from 27 February 2020. All IFR and VFR Pilots operating in, or near, this airspace should be conversant with the changes and…

CAA launches consultations on proposals to allow initial paid flight training on Permit to Fly aeroplanes and amateur-built microlights

CAA launches consultations on proposals to allow initial paid flight training on Permit to Fly aeroplanes and amateur-built microlights The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today launched two related consultations that propose expanding the types of aircraft allowed to be used for initial paid private pilot training. If enacted,…

General Aviation Policy Framework

General Aviation Policy Framework The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) provides safety assurance to the public in accordance with its statutory duties. The CAA also follows the principles of better regulation which means that their interventions should be proportionate and targeted to achieve the desired safety benefit without imposing undue burdens…

Airprox magazine

Airprox magazine The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its annual safety magazine for GA pilots and air traffic controllers. The magazine looks in depth at the factors leading to a serious loss of separation between aircraft, and how such incidents can be avoided in the future. The magazine can…
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