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ELA1 aircraft maintenance

ELA1 aircraft maintenance All ELA 1 aircraft (operating privately) should have already transitioned from a CAA Light Aircraft Maintenance Programme (LAMP) or plan to transition at the next Airworthiness Review. In either case this must not be later than 24 March 2021. CAP 1454 has been updated and helps explain…

Highlighting infringement hot-spots: Solent

Highlighting infringement hot-spots: Solent The fourth in a series of narratives focusing on identified infringement ‘hot-spots’ in the UK has been published. This update has been written by members of the Solent Local Airspace Infringement Team (LAIT), Southampton Airport and Southampton Air Traffic Control.

London Oxford Airport - Revised Airspace Proposals

London Oxford Airport - Revised Airspace Proposals London Oxford Airport (LOA) gave a presentation on their revised airspace proposal, prior to it being submitted to the CAA, on Wednesday 13 November 2019 at LOA. For LOA and Osprey: Ben Sargeaunt – Deputy SATCO LOA Sandy Ingamells – Senior Consultant, Osprey…

CAA - The Skyway Code

CAA - The Skyway Code The Skyway Code is designed to provide private pilots with easy, quick access to the key information they need and includes: Pilot responsibilities Pre flight checks and flight planning Airspace rules and regulations Using aerodromes Risks and Emergencies Flying outside the UK Links to useful…

Drone and model aircraft registration

Drone and model aircraft registration The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme is now live at Register-drones.caa.co.uk The requirements for registration and education become law on 30 November 2019. You must have two registrations in place before you fly a drone or model aircraft that’s 250g…

Consultation opens for next edition of CAP403 (Air Displays and Events)

Consultation opens for next edition of CAP403 (Air Displays and Events) This consultation contains the proposed amendments to the next edition of CAP 403, Flying Displays and Special Events: Safety and Administrative Requirements and Guidance, which are planned to be effective from 1 April 2020. It is vital that CAP…

Preventing airspace infringements in the vicinity of Warwick

Preventing airspace infringements in the vicinity of Warwick The third in the Airspace & Safety Initiative series to highlight known 'hot-spots’ focusses on preventing infringements in the vicinity of Warwick. This update has been written by members of the Midlands Local Airspace Infringement Team (LAIT): Birmingham Airport Air Traffic Limited,…

Garmin® revolutionizes the aviation industry with the first Autoland system for general aviation aircraft

Garmin® revolutionizes the aviation industry with the first Autoland system for general aviation aircraft Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd today announced a revolution in general aviation - the first Garmin Autoland system. In the event of an emergency, Autoland will control and land the aircraft without human…

Changes to Flight Crew Licensing Legislation

Changes to Flight Crew Licensing Legislation All training providers and pilots should to be aware that Amendment (EU) 2019/1747 to Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011, has been published, which will come into force on 11 November 2019. The Official Journal of the European Union and the legislation concerned are available to…

Night Rating completion time FCL.810

Night Rating completion time FCL.810 All training providers and applicants need to be aware that Amendment (EU) 2019/1747 to Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011, has been published, which will come into force on 11 November 2019. The Night Rating (FCL.810) has been amended: ‘Applicants shall have completed a training course within…

UK CAA looking for RT senior examiners

UK CAA looking for RT senior examiners Following an in-depth review of the Flight Radiotelephony Operator’s Licence (FRTOL) examination system and the training, testing and oversight of RT examiners, a new system will be introduced. The CAA will appoint, train and authorise a small number of Examiners who together will…

Drone and model aircraft registration

Drone and model aircraft registration The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5 November 2019 (please note that you cannot register before this date). There will be two elements to the online system: Anyone responsible for a drone or unmanned aircraft (including…
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