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Safetycom conversion to 8.33 kHz

Safetycom conversion to 8.33 kHz From 3 January 2019 Safetycom and other common sporting and recreational assignments used across the UK will transition to 8.33 kHz voice channel spacing. The new channel number for Safetycom will be 135.480. Depcom will become 122.955. All pilots and ground stations need to use…

London Oxford Airport ACP Consultation Feedback Report

London Oxford Airport ACP Consultation Feedback Report The London Oxford Aiport (LOA) Airspace Change Proposal consultation feedback report was published on 1st November 2018. AOPA UK objected to the proposals. Of the 1,707 responses received during the consultation period: 17 consultees (1.0%) supported the proposal; 1657 consultees (97.1%) objected to…

CAP1727 Electronic Conspicuity: GA pilot survey

CAP1727 Electronic Conspicuity: GA pilot survey In September 2017 the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) conducted a short and focussed survey, asking general aviation pilots for their views on electronic conspicuity – technology in the aircraft that broadcasts its position. The survey attracted almost 1,600 responses with pilots of single…

RAF Brize Norton ACP Consultation Feedback Report

RAF Brize Norton ACP Consultation Feedback Report The RAF Brize Norton Airspace Change Consultation Feedback Report has been published and can be found here. Following the 15th December 2017 to 5th April 2018 Public Consultation period, all comments received have been thoroughly reviewed by BZN in order to identify the…

General Exemption for holders Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences and Light Aircraft Pilot Licences when operating certain EASA aircraft in the UK

General Exemption for holders Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences and Light Aircraft Pilot Licences when operating certain EASA aircraft in the UK   The CAA have published Official Record Series 4 No 1283 which details a general exemption for holders of Part-FCL Private Pilot Licences and Light Aircraft Pilot Licences when…

EASA - BREXIT Update

EASA - BREXIT Update In the ongoing process of preparing for the UK withdrawal from the Union, the EU institutions have been actively engaged in identifying and putting in place possible preparedness measures in anticipation of that event. Full details can be found here. In this context EASA will start…

Declared Training Organisations

Declared Training Organisations The European Commission has adopted and published, in their Official Journal, the text to enable Declared Training Organisations (DTO) in law. This new category of pilot training organisations offering training towards basic licences and rating for private pilots will be available with effect from Sunday 2nd September…

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) requirements for pilots

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) requirements for pilots   The new Performance Based Naviation (PBN) Regulations require that: Pilots must have been granted PBN privileges as an endorsement to their Instrument Rating (IR), in order to fly in accordance with PBN routes and procedures with effect from 25 August 2018. All…

Carlisle Airport cuts fees by 20% to thank GA flyers

Carlisle Airport cuts fees by 20% to thank GA flyers Carlisle Lake District Airport is delighted to announce that it is cutting fuel and landing fees for general aviation (GA) customers. The move is designed to recognise the support of the GA community during the construction of the new runway…
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