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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…

Flights after completing a skill test but prior to receipt of a licence

Flights after completing a skill test but prior to receipt of a licence Following requests from AOPA, the CAA has confirmed that a student pilot may be permitted to operate an aircraft as the sole occupant, provided the flight is authorised and supervised by the holder of a valid Flight…

AOPA China - Seminar of ATPL Pilot Training 2018

AOPA China - Seminar of ATPL Pilot Training 2018 The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of China (AOPA China) will host the Fourth Seminar of ATPL Pilot Training, the Sixth AOPA-China International Flight Training Exhibition, Unmanned Aircraft Training and Aviation Education Forum from September 19 to 20, in Beijing, China.…

Drone Advisory

Drone Advisory As a general rule, unless the drone pilot has permission from the CAA, he or she should not be flying a camera equipped within 150m of a ‘congested area’ (e.g. town or city) or at a public event. The definition of a congested area in relation to a…

Exemption from Requirements to hold a LAPL

Exemption from Requirements to hold a LAPL The CAA have published ORS4 No 1269 which gives an exemption from the requirments to hold a Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) until at least 7 April 2019. This exemption applies to any person holding an appropriate licence issued under article 152 of…

CAA get Extension to 8.33 kHz Rebate Scheme!

CAA get Extension to 8.33 kHz Rebate Scheme! After much negotiation with the EU, the CAA have been granted an amendment to the contract that allows them to accept more 8.33 kHz funding claims. This is the fourth tranche period and will close on 30th September 2018. As before, all…

CAA - Sharing the cost of flying

Sharing the cost of flying Four years after ‘cost sharing’ rules for general aviation were relaxed across Europe, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is reminding pilots and aircraft owners of the opportunities brought about by the change. Following the introduction of a new set of Air Ops regulations by…

European Commission notice on the withdrawal of the UK and EU aviation safety rules

European Commission notice on the withdrawal of the UK and EU aviation safety rules The European Commission has published its views on aviation safety rules post-Brexit, if there is no implementation period or other agreements in place. It sets out the scenario from a legal perspective and details how EASA…

Avoiding airspace infringement – EU-wide campaign for GA pilots

Avoiding airspace infringement – EU-wide campaign for GA pilots EASA and EU National Aviation Authorities today launch a coordinated safety promotion campaign on avoiding airspace infringement. The campaign which addresses European General Aviation pilots and flying instructors has been prepared because airspace infringements of General Aviation aircraft have steadily risen…

Extension to Use of National Licences to Fly EASA Aircraft

Extension to Use of National Licences to Fly EASA  Aircraft The CAA has announce an important policy change following the delay to EASA legislative processes.  In effect this permits those pilots currently flying EASA aircraft within LAPL-level restrictions on national licences (UK PPL or NPPL) to continue to do so…
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