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AOPA Annual General Meeting 7 September 2018

AOPA Annual General Meeting 7 September 2018 The 52nd Annual General Meeting of the British Light Aviation Centre Ltd, trading as the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of the UK, will be held on Friday 7th September 2018 at AOPA, 50a Cambridge Street, London, SW1V 4QQ, commencing at 2.00 p.m.…

Parliamentary Group Announces Inquiry into CAA'S Airspace Change Process

Parliamentary Group Announces Inquiry into CAA'S Airspace Change Process The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on General Aviation has announced it intends to investigate the way that airspace changes are processed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the UK. The Parliamentary Group’s announcement comes in the wake of a controversial…

Guidance on changes to drone laws, effective 30 July 2018

Guidance on changes to drone laws, effective 30 July 2018 On 30 May 2018, the United Kingdom Government published an amendment to the UK Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO) which contains its changes to the legislation regarding the operation of small unmanned aircraft. The amendment is published as Statutory Instrument…

Farnborough Airspace Change Approval - CAA Decision Published

Farnborough Airspace Change Approval - CAA Decision Published The CAA have published their decision on the Farnborough Airspace change proposal and have given approval to the introduction of controlled airspace, with some caveats.  The CAA say that the decision has been made in the interests of safety and that suitably…

Important information for FAA airmen certificate holders

Important information for FAA airmen certificate holders Holders of FAA airmen certificates issued on the basis of a UK licence where the UK licence number does not follow this example: GBR.FCL.PP.123456A.A should check the guidance on the CAA website if they have already applied for a UK licence issue or…

Stratford-on-Avon District Council begins Compulsory Purchase Order proceedings for Wellesbourne Airfield

Stratford-on-Avon District Council begins Compulsory Purchase Order proceedings for Wellesbourne Airfield The District Council has written to Mr M Littler one of the owners of the site to inform him of the District Council's intention to commence negotiations with Littler Investments Limited with a view to purchasing and protecting Wellesbourne…

Airspace restrictions announced for transatlantic remotely piloted aircraft flight to RAF Fairford

Airspace restrictions announced for transatlantic remotely piloted aircraft flight to RAF Fairford The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced a series of airspace restrictions to accommodate the transatlantic flight of a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc built SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft flying into RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire. The civilian aircraft,…

Airspace restrictions announced for Royal Air Force 100 flypast

Airspace restrictions announced for Royal Air Force 100 flypast The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced a series of airspace restrictions to protect the flypast in July to commemorate 100 years of the Royal Air Force (RAF). Restrictions will be in place for the main flypast on Tuesday 10…

Clued Up - Summer 2018 Issue

Clued Up - Summer 2018 Issue The CAA have published the Summer 2018 Issue of Clued Up. This issue covers Cost Sharing Flights, Use of Flaps, Class D Transits, Safety Pilots, Spacial Disorientation and more. You can download the PDF version Here. You can view it in Flip Page format…

VFR Guide for Norway 2018 Edition

VFR Guide for Norway 2018 Edition. The CAA Norway has updated its VFR Guide. The booklet was produced to assist VFR Pilots when planning and conducting flights within Norwegian Airspace. The vast majority of the Norwegian land mass consists of mountainous terrain with countless valleys and deep fjords. You can…

Use of National Permit to Fly for flight instruction and self-fly hire

Use of National Permit to Fly for flight instruction and self-fly hire UK National Permit to Fly General Aviation (GA) aircraft can now be used in certain circumstances for remunerated commercial training and self-fly hire, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced. The move follows extensive consultation with the…

Ofcom to issue aeronautical radio licences

Ofcom to issue aeronautical radio licences   The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is currently contracted to administer radio licences for UK aircraft and ground stations on behalf of Ofcom. Ofcom has decided that in future it will issue aeronautical radio licences itself.   The new arrangements are expected to be…
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