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Pilot Logbooks - Loss, Damage, Corruption or Theft

Pilot Logbooks - Loss, Damage, Corruption or Theft With immediate effect, the CAA will no longer accept the submission of a sworn affidavit as the primary means of accepting hours for the grant of a licence, rating, certificate or the revalidation and extension/or removal of restriction of privileges where an…

AIC Y001/2018 UK Flight Information Services

AIC Y001/2018 UK Flight Information Services The CAA have published Aeronautical Information Circular AIC Y001/2018 UK Flight Information Services.  The ICAO requirements for a Flight Information Service within Class E and G Airspace in the UK are met through a suite of air traffic services (ATS) that arecollectively known as…

General Exemption for Foreign Registered Home-Built Aircraft and Certain Historic Aircraft

General Exemption for Foreign Registered Home-Built Aircraft and Certain Historic Aircraft The CAA have published ORS4 No 1249: General Exemption for Foreign Registered Home-Built Aircraft and Certain Historic AircraftGeneral Exemption for Foreign Registered Home-Built Aircraft and Certain Historic Aircraft This exemption allows entry into UK airspace (for maximum 28 days)…

English language proficiency testing and flight crew licensing

English language proficiency testing and flight crew licensing Assessing English Language Proficiency (ELP) to meet the requirements for flight crew licensing requires an assessment test which can be carried out in two ways: 1. Through CAA-approved ELP testing organisations which assess language proficiency by means of a formal assessment test.…

RAF Brize Norton and London Oxford Airport - Airspace Consultation

RAF Brize Norton and London Oxford Airport - Airspace Consultation RAF Brize Norton and London Oxford Airport have published airspace change Consultations which run until Thursday 5th April 2018. Full details of the RAF Brize Norton Consultation can be found here. Ful details of the London Oxford Airport Consultation can…

8.33kHz Radios and Continued Use of 25kHz Radios

8.33kHz Radios and Continued Use of 25kHz Radios Following a discussion between Nick Wilcock, for AOPA, and the CAA in respect of continued confusion about the introduction of 8.33 kHz Radios and the continued use of 25 kHz radios. The CAA have provided additonal information and guidance on their website…

NATS London Area Class D Transit Request Trial

NATS London Area Class D Transit Request Trial In order to provide a crossing or transit clearance of a Class D CTR or CTA, it is necessary for ATC to have the details of any proposed flight. The required information is not as detailed as a Full Flight Plan, and…

Draft policy for the approval of aerodrome remote towers - Consultation

Draft policy for the approval of aerodrome remote towers - Consultation The CAA have opened a Consultation on their draft policy for the approval of aerodrome remote towers. The consultation closes on 26 January 2018. From the CAA press release: Advances in technology have enabled replication of the ‘out of…

CAA Launches Portal for Commercial Pilots

CAA Launches Portal for Commercial Pilots Commercial pilots can now apply for a licence online. The new service is part of the CAA's plans to update the personnel licensing system for the UK aviation industry with private licence applications following next year. Once registered with an account, pilots can track…

Civil Aviation Authority appoints Richard Moriarty as new Chief Executive

Civil Aviation Authority appoints Richard Moriarty as new Chief Executive The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced the appointment of Richard Moriarty as its new Chief Executive. Richard will succeed Andrew Haines, whose term of office is due to expire in the Summer of 2018, and was appointed following…

Haverfordwest Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) - Consultation

Haverfordwest Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) - Consultation On behalf of Pembrokeshire County Council, we would like to invite you to express your views as part of an aviation statutory consultation process required by the proposed implementation of new satellite-based instrument approach procedures (RNAV (GNSS)) at Haverfordwest Aerodrome. The implementation project…

Extension of Portsmouth CTA-3 Controlled Airspace

Extension of Portsmouth CTA-3 Controlled Airspace The CAA have published their decision to allow an increased volume of Portsmouth CTA-3 Class C controlled airspace by lowering the extant base level from FL195 to FL125. The recently rationalised local airspace structure has replaced airways with coincident CTAs to harmonise with ICAO…
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