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UK Airprox Board - February 2019 Report

UK Airprox Board - February 2019 Report The UK Airprox Board monthly summary report for February 2019 has been published. Earlier summary reports can be found here. This month’s predominant theme was poor planning and execution by pilots (15 cases). Alongside this there were execution errors such as inattention to…

Pilot found guilty following Manchester aircraft accident

Pilot found guilty following Manchester aircraft accident The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has welcomed the conviction of a pilot, following an aircraft crash in 2017 in which the pilot and passengers were injured. Robert Murgatroyd, 52, of Poulton-le-Flyde, Lancashire, was convicted of several offences under the Air Navigation Order…

CAP 1763 - Amended Guidance for Small Unmanned Aircraft users

CAP 1763 - Air Navigation Order 2018 and 2019 Amendments Guidance for Small Unmanned Aircraft users The CAA have published CAP 1763 which covers the small unmanned aircraft related articles within the Air Navigation Order that will remain relevant after the 13 March 2019 amendment. It provides readers with an…

Airspace infringement statistics update

Airspace infringement statistics update Reported airspace infringement figures for 2018 are now available. These latest statistics are compared to 2017: https://airspacesafety.com/updates/ A summary of the statistics can be found below:

General Aviation Exhibition and Safety Day

General Aviation Exhibition and Safety Day IWM Duxford will host the first National GA Safety Day on Saturday 27 April. AOPA are supporting thsi event and will be attending the day. Open to everyone from amateur to professional pilots, aircraft enthusiast and future pilots the day will include aviation advice,…

CAA extends exemption for non-EASA licence holders

CAA extends exemption for non-EASA licence holders The CAA have published ORS4 No 1293 which extends an exemption to allow non-EASA licence holders to fly G Registered EASA aircraft in UK airspace until 8 April 2020. This exemption will enable any such person tocontinue to act as pilot of a…

Building a Dream

Building a Dream The GA Aviation Community are a Facebook social media group offering support, advice, and general conversation on all things aviation related. Whether Pilot, Student, Engineer, Flight School, ATSU, modeller or enthusiast, everybody is welcome and the group is growing. The GA Aviation Community are proud to support…

Around the World at 80

Around the World at 80 Octogenarian AOPA Member James is planning a circumnaviation of the World in aid of The Alzheimer's Society. He is looking for a second Pilot to take part in the trip, departing in the middle of this year. A current PPL is required. Interested? Please click…

CAA General Aviation Strategy 2018-23

CAA General Aviation Strategy 2018-23 The CAA have published CAP1754 – General Aviation Strategy 2018-23 . The updated 5-year General Aviation strategy compliments and supports both government and wider CAA strategy and is aimed at supporting and championing General Aviation in the UK.

Infringements: Causal factor analysis (2017 Data)

Infringements: Causal factor analysis (2017 Data) Analysis of airspace infringement reports from 2017 has shown that that correct use of a moving map could have helped avoid 85% of airspace infringements. Occurrence reports from private pilots were assessed against four key measures that could have helped prevent the infringement or…

Airprox data and analysis

Airprox data and analysis The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) has published its annual safety magazine for GA pilots and air traffic controllers. The magazine looks in depth at the factors leading to a serious loss of separation between aircraft, and how such incidents can be avoided in the future. UKAB…

EASA FCL Licensing Regulation Survey

EASA FCL Licensing Regulation Survey EASA has launched an external evaluation of the Flight Crew Licensing regulation related to the initial and recurrent training, licence issuance, competence assessment by instructors and checking by examiners. The objective is to make an independent and evidence-based assessment of the impact that rules for…
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