PPL Ground School available in Central London.
Following the popularity of our courses, AOPA are pleased to advise that a further evening programme of PPL Ground School will be run at our Central London offices.
Starting on 4 October 2016, AOPA will...Read more
Introduction of the Part-FCL Competency-Based IR in the UK.
The CAA have published Information Notice IN-–2016/102 which summarises how pilots may qualify for a Part-FCL Competency Based Instrument Rating (CBIR). This Information Notice supersedes IN–2016/011.
Regulation EU 1178/2011 (The Aircrew Regulation) Annex...Read more
EASA GA Aircraft (VFR) Conspicuity and Avoidance Capability Equipment Survey.
EASA have launched a simplified equipment survey focussing on GA Aircraft certified foir VFR flight only, asking for returns by 15 December 2016 if possible, or 15 January 2017 at the...Read more
CAA - Consultation Statutory Charges 2017/18.
The CAA have opened a Consultation on proposed amendments to the CAA Schemes of Charges which are planned to be effective as from 1 April 2017. The consultation closes on 9 February 2017.
Overall, there is...Read more
Easier access to an Instrument Rating (IR).
EASA have published Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2016-14 which aims to provide simpler, lighter and better rules for general aviation (GA) regarding flights under instrument flight rules (IFR).
During the 2014 EASA Safety Conference...Read more
FASVIG - Airway Q41 Consultation Final Feedback Report.
Having determined that the lower levels of Airway Q41 were underutilised, FASVIG consulted twice on proposals to make Airway Q41 accessible to VFR aircraft and aircraft which are unable to fly IFR...Read more
Designated Area for the Carriage of Documents – Part -NCO and Part -SPO.
The CAA have determined that the London and Scottish Flight Information Regions (FIR) are the designated areas where certain documents may be retained at the aerodrome or operating...Read more
CAA - UK Airspace Change Process Consultation Response.
The CAA have published their response to the UK Airspace Change Process Consultation that closed in June 2016.
The purpose of this consultation was for the CAA to learn your views on some changes...Read more
Medical Self-declaration Update.
It is clear that there has been considerable negative reaction to the change from the NPPL Medical Declaration system to the CAA’s new ‘self-declaration’ system. This is because existing NPPL holders with certain medical conditions, instead of seeing...Read more
ORS4 No.1195: Standardised European Rules of the Air - Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima within Class D Airspace.
The CAA have issued ORS4 No.1195 which exempts any aircraft being flown within the UK at or below...Read more