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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…

Update to CAP 747 'Mandatory Requirements for Airworthiness'

Update to CAP 747 'Mandatory Requirements for Airworthiness' Issue 4 of CAP 747 ‘Mandatory Requirements for Airworthiness’ has been published to reflect the fact that the UK leaves the European Union aviation system at 23.00 on 31 December 2020 and the CAA will no longer be a member of the…

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…
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