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COVID-19 Update to GA guidance on gov.uk

Update to GA guidance on gov.uk The Department for Transport (DfT) have updated the GA guidance on gov.uk to reflect the latest guidance around large gatherings for businesses and venues following Covid-19 secure guidelines, and the use of face coverings in transport hubs. These updates apply with immediate effect.

Moving Map survey for private pilots

Moving Map survey for private pilots The Airspace Infringement Working Group has developed a survey for private pilots on the current use of moving maps and would welcome your views. The survey is currently being revalidated to correct some issues and we have been advised that the survey should be…

Removal of Warwick VRP: 10 September 2020

Removal of Warwick VRP: 10 September 2020 Following consultation with the Birmingham Local Airspace Infringement Team, the CAA, and a review of infringement data, Birmingham Airport have taken the decision to remove Warwick VRP (M40 Junction 15) as a notified Visual Reference Point. The change is effective from 10 September…

Covid-19: ORS4 1421 EASA Part-FCL PPL(A & H) and LAPL(A & H) Extension to use of Pilot Medical Declaration for EASA Aircraft

Covid-19: ORS4 1421 EASA Part-FCL PPL(A & H) and LAPL(A & H) Extension to use of Pilot Medical Declaration for EASA Aircraft The CAA have published ORS4 1421 Covid-19: The Requirement for Holders of Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences and Light Aircraft Pilot Licences to Hold an EASA Part-MED Medical Certificate…

Preventing infringements in the London Control Area

Preventing infringements in the London Control Area The latest hot-spot narrative from the Airspace & Safety Initiative focuses on helping avoid infringements within the London Control Area (LTMA) - a volume of airspace made up of 24 different areas, approximately 100 NM from West to East and, in parts, 90…

ACP for GNSS IAP's without an Approach Control Service

Airspace Change Process for GNSS Instrument Approach Procedures without an Approach Control Service The UK Civil Aviation Authority published its procedure for considering proposals involving the implementation of a GNSS approach to an aerodrome without an approach control service on 28 August 2020. The purpose of this document is to…

NATMAC - PBN Transition Planning

NATMAC - PBN Transition Planning The National Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee (NATMAC) have set out the PBN Transition Planning timescales in a letter to NATMAC members. This letter is to inform providers of ATM/ANS, including aerodromes, of the requirements associated with the application of Performance-based Navigation (PBN) in UK…

COVID-19: Performance Based Navigation additional guidance

COVID-19: Performance Based Navigation additional guidance Any pilots seeking to achieve or maintain PBN privileges endorsed within their Instrument Rating, or examiners conducting such proficiency checks, are asked to continue to follow the process set out in CAA Information Notices 2017/026 and 2017/034. The exemption to extend the deadline for…

COVID-19: ORS4 1418 Revalidation of Class Ratings Endorsed on UK National Licences

COVID-19: ORS4 1418 Revalidation of Class Ratings Endorsed on UK National Licences The CAA have published ORS4 1418 which provides that, subject to conditions, UK flight crew licence holders with a valid class rating(s) are exempted from the normal revalidation requirements as per Chapters 1 and 2 of Part 3,…

Changes to the application process for night ratings

Changes to the application process for night ratings A new online application form for night ratings (SRG1126) is now available and removes the requirement for applicants to submit their original logbooks unless specifically requested to do so. A new Night Rating Course Completion Certificate (CAA5017) is also available and should…

COVID-19: ORS4 1416 Revalidation of EASA SEP and TMG Class Ratings

COVID-19: ORS4 1416 Revalidation of EASA SEP and TMG Class Ratings The CAA have published ORS4 1416 which provides that, subject to conditions, licence holders with a valid SEP and/or TMG class rating(s) are exempted from the normal revalidation requirements as per FCL.740.A(b) of Annex I(Part-FCL) to Commission Regulation (EU)…

GA Safety: Landing Issues

GA Safety: Landing Issues The CAA have reported that around 70% of the GA unit’s Occurrence Reports covering May and June have involved some sort of landing difficulty. While a few incidents have been airworthiness-related — problems lowering the landing gear or it collapsing — most have been down to…
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