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Electronic Conspicuity devices - Rebate Scheme Extended

Electronic Conspicuity devices - Rebate Scheme Extended Further the funding scheme launched in October 2020 The Department for Transport (DfT) has made available additional funding to encourage the adoption of Electronic Conspicuity (EC) within the UK’s General Aviation (GA) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) communities. The CAA is distributing these…

Lockable Gascolator Drain Valves on GA Aircraft

Lockable Gascolator Drain Valves on GA Aircraft Following a number of incidents of power loss in GA aircraft caused by lockable gascolator fuel drain valves being inadvertently left latched open we are advising owners to check the gascolator drain valve before each flight and consider replacing lockable gascolator drain valves…

The Aviation Skills Retention Platform (ASRP)

The Aviation Skills Retention Platform (ASRP) The Aviation Skills Retention Platform (ASRP) has been created to support skills retention within the UK Aviation industry. It is designed to help talented individuals showcase their experience and expertise while helping businesses find the skills they need. ASRP provides direct support for both…

UK-EU Exit: changes to pilot licences and training

UK-EU Exit: changes to pilot licences and training Individuals who started their theorical examinations with an EASA Member State and transfer to complete remaining examinations should note: those who have taken examinations under ECQB06 and ECQB07 with an EASA Member State will take UKQB06; those who have taken examinations under…

London Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton airspace change decisions

London Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton airspace change decisions The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today published its decision not to approve airspace change proposals made by London Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton. For full details on the decisions please see their respective decision documents: London Oxford Airport…

CAA Pilot Medical Declarations: Clarification

CAA Pilot Medical Declarations: Clarification Following a rapid review we can today confirm that the less than 2,000kg aircraft category, with its reduced list of disqualifying conditions within a Pilot Medical Declaration (PMD), is still an option for national pilot licence holders (subject to the specified operational conditions). Existing PMDs…

COVID-19 Additional Guidance for Instructors

COVID-19 Additional Guidance for Instructors The CAA have advised the follwoing additional guidance for pilots with a current instructional qualification in order to maintain training or currency for their work. "The current GA guidance in relation to Covid restrictions permits GA flying for the purposes of work, and the CAA…

CAA: Airspace Classification update

CAA: Airspace Classification update The UK CAA have published an update on progress in its procedure to review the classification of airspace. The CAA have identified 55 distinct airspace volumes from the consultation responses received in March 2020. All airspace volumes, and their supporting commentary, are in the process of…

Project HEART - Hydrogen-Electric & Automated Regional Transportation

Project HEART - Hydrogen-Electric & Automated Regional Transportation Project HEART will develop a UK wide fully sustainable and scalable air transport network: increasing the number of regional airports and reducing the cost of flights, while contributing to the UK’s net-zero targets. A consortium of British SMEs and academics have announced…

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2021 The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2021 have been published. The amendments include: Rules of the Air - Visual Flight Rules come into force on 20th May 2021: A VFR flight in airspace class D is also deemed to have complied with the Rules of…

Pilot fined for flying in and out of military aerodrome without permission

Pilot fined for flying in and out of military aerodrome without permission A pilot has pleaded guilty to landing, and then taking-off, from RAF Valley in Anglesey last summer, despite the aerodrome being closed at the time. Richard Wood, 60, from London, was charged with two offences of flying within…

COVID-19: Extension of Validity Periods of TK Exams and Training

COVID-19: Extension of Validity Periods of TK Exams and Training The CAA have published ORS4 1464 Covid-19 – Outbreak:Extension of Validity Periods of Theoretical Knowledge Examinations and Training for the Issue of Licences and Type Ratings. The purpose of this exemption is to enable the extension of validity periods of…
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