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NATS: Airspace User Portal to be suspended

NATS: Airspace User Portal to be suspended From 30 April 2020, drone users, General Aviation pilots and those submitting Non-Standard Flight (NSF) applications will no longer be able to do so via the Airspace User Portal (AUP). After that date, users should revert to the original notification process detailed in…

CAA Extension of validity EASA licences, ratings, privileges, endorsements etc.

CAA Extension of validity EASA licences, ratings, privileges, endorsements etc. The CAA have published ORS4 1374 which deals with the extension of validity and other time periods for EASA licences, ratings, privileges, endorsements and medical certificates of aeroplane and helicopter pilots, instructors and examiners. You should read the document fully…

CAA Coronavirus Exemptions: News Update

CAA Coronavirus Exemptions: News Update The CAA have published an update on Coronavirus exemptions affecting Private Pilots, Student Pilots: Medical Self-Declaration (PMD) The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that the current exemption that allows General Aviation (GA) pilots to self-declare their medical fitness, that was due to expire on…

ORS4 No.1370: Exemption from the Requirement for Holders of EASA PPL and LAPL to hold an EASA Part-MED Medical Certificate when Operating EASA Aircraft

ORS4 No.1370: Exemption from the Requirement for Holders of EASA PPL and LAPL to hold an EASA Part-MED Medical Certificate when Operating EASA Aircraft The CAA have published ORS4 No 1370 which grants a 7-month exemption, until 8 November 2020, to allow UK EASA PPL (H&A) and LAPL (H&A) holder…

Part-ML and Part-CAO forms now available

Part-ML and Part-CAO forms now available The application form for an Authorisation to Issue an Airworthiness Review Certificate for aircraft within the scope of Part-ML is now available on the CAA website. Applications for an independent certifying staff authorisation can made using Form SRG1015 Applications for Part-CAO transition will now…

Coronavirus: Flight Information Service Officers

Coronavirus: Flight Information Service Officers The CAA have published Safety Notice SN-2020/007which makes provision for the extension of Flight Information Services Officers (FISO) licences and medical declarations.

CAA ORS4 1365 - Derogation for FAA Licence Holders

CAA ORS4 1365 - Derogation for FAA Licence Holders The UK CAA have published ORS4 1365 which precludes the need for the holders of FAA certificates exercising private licence privileges to complete UK Part-FCL conversion or validation of their certificates in accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011, Annex III, subject…

DfT Coronavirus: Recreational general aviation

DfT Coronavirus: Recreational general aviation The Department for Transport (DfT) have published the following advisory notice in respect of GA. AOPA, in response to requests from members, is seeking further clarification from the DfT in respect of access to airfields for security/airfield maintenance and also aircraft maintenance being accepted as…

Aircraft preservation during lockdown

Aircraft preservation during lockdown - Some guidance from the AOPA Maintenance Working Group As the pandemic proceeds and we are asked to stay indoors, our aircraft remain grounded, not an ideal situation. Aircraft, and in particular the engines, survive best if used regularly. So what can we do? If you…

Coronavirus - Extension of Validity Periods for Commercial Licences, Ratings and Certificates

Coronavirus - Extension of Validity Periods for Commercial Licences, Ratings and Certificates The CAA have published ORS4 1354 which details an extension of validity periods for Commercial Licences, Ratings and Certificates of Aircrew, Instructors, Examiners, Aircraft Maintenance Licence Holders and Air Traffic Controllers.

Coronavirus - Exemption for carriage of Original EASA ARC onboard the Aircraft during all flights

Coronavirus - Exemption for carriage of Original EASA ARC onboard the Aircraft during all flights The CAA have published ORS4 1355 which details an exemption from the need to carry the original EASA Airworthiness Review Certificate onboard the aircraft during all flights. This exemption applies any EASA aircraft registered in…

Coronavirus - Theoretical Knowledge Examination Completion Period

Coronavirus - Theoretical Knowledge Examination Completion Period The CAA have published ORS4 1353 which details the exemption for the Theoretical Examination completion period. ORS4 1353 exempts all candidates currently undertaking theoretical knowledge examinations with the CAA as the Examination Body for the issue of a UK CAA issued Part-FCL licence,from…
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