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AOPA Head of Training Required

AOPA Head of Training Required AOPA wish to appoint a new Head of Training to be responsible for up to three Flight Instructor Refresher Seminars per year (6 days). The ideal candidate will possess a valid, or recently expired, Flight Instructor Examiner Certificate. If you are interested, please contact AOPA…

NATS: Enabling ADS-B OUT for General Aviation gathers pace

Enabling ADS-B OUT for General Aviation gathers pace Efforts to help private pilots enhance their situational awareness continue to progress following analysis of the CAA’s simultaneous surveillance trial and the release of new EASA standard modification procedures. Further information can be found here. The trial took place last year to…

Airspace infringements: March 2019 figures

Airspace infringements: March 2019 figures Airspace infringement data for March 2019 has been published here. Rob Gratton, CAA lead for airspace infringements, stated that the statistics show an unacceptable and continued rise in airspace infringements. A great many pilots are still not using moving map technology or failing to use…

CAA: Proposed changes to VMC minima in class D airspace

Proposed changes to VMC minima in class D airspace Since 2014 the UK has exempted any aircraft being flown within UK class D airspace at or below 3,000 feet above mean sea level from SERA.5001 (VMC visibility and distance from cloud minima). This exemption applies when the aircraft is flying…

Standardised European Rules of the Air - VMC Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima within Class D Airspace

Standardised European Rules of the Air - VMC Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima within Class D Airspace The CAA have published ORS4 No 1302 which details General Exemption (E 4869) from the requirements of SERA.5001 (Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima) when flying within the UK at or below…

Summer 2019 English Channel airspace restrictions

Summer 2019 English Channel airspace restrictions This summer (2 May to 30 August 2019) a number of airspace restrictions and a temporary danger area will be put in place over the English Channel to accommodate a large Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) conducting atmospheric research. The Skeldar V-200 RPA will be…

Squawk and LARS cards now available

Squawk and LARS cards now available Frequency Monitoring Code and Lower Airspace Radar Service cards are now available from the Airspace & Safety Initiative website: airspacesafety.com/updates

Industry collaboration on avionics paves the way for GAINS navigation demonstration flights

  Industry collaboration on avionics paves the way for GAINS navigation demonstration flights The GAINS project has moved one step closer to demonstrating that general aviation (GA) is able to fly instrument procedures with radius-to-fix (RF) legs, thanks to strong collaboration with EASA and the manufacturing industry, who worked together…

EASA CS-STAN Issue 3 Standard Changes and Standard Repairs

EASA CS-STAN Issue 3 Standard Changes and Standard Repairs EASA have published CS-STAN Issue 3 which includes Standard Change CS-SC005a: Installation of an ADS-B Out system combined with a Transponder System. Standard Change CS-SC 005a is for the installation of ADS-B OUT systems. This SC allows the installation of different configurations…

Airspace & Safety Initiative publish 2019 Infringement Data and a NATS "Controllers Story"

Airspace & Safety Initiative publish 2019 Infringement Data and a NATS "Controllers Story" The Airspace & Safety Initiative have published Infringement data for February 2019 and also NATS have published the first in a series of controller's stories. In January the Infringement Coordination Group provisionally suspended the licences of two…

CAA - Extension to Exemption for FAA Licence Holders Resident in the UK

CAA - Extension to Exemption for FAA Licence Holders Resident in the UK The CAA have issued an extension to the exemption allowing FAA Private Pilot Licence holders who are permanently resident in the UK to continue exercising the privileges of that licence within the United Kingdom for a further…

Birmingham Airport VFR Pilot Guide

Birmingham Airport VFR Pilot Guide Birmingham Airport Air Traffic Limited have created a website for General Aviation pilots to assist pilots with detailed information on the VRPs around Birmingham Airport. The website contains a chart showing infringement hotspots and a separate chart showing VRP's, supplemented by aerial photographs of the…
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