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AVGAS Duty Increase from 1 January 2021

AVGAS Duty Increase from 1 January 2021 From 1 January 2021 the rate of duty on AVGAS wil be raised from £0.3770 per litre to £0.3820 per litre, a rise of 0.5 p per litre (0.6 p per litre including VAT). The Government reasoning behind this rise: EU Single Market…

Clued Up Autumn 2020: Electronic Conspicuity

Clued Up Autumn 2020: Electronic Conspicuity Following the launch of the Electronic Conspicuity (EC) devices rebate scheme launched the CAA has published a Clued Up Special Edition magazine on all things EC. The rebate scheme is still open and if you are a drone pilot or a general aviation pilot…

PPL e-Exams and Paper based TK Exams

PPL e-Exams and Paper based TK Exams The PPL e-Exams exception that permits continued use of certain paper-based TK exams under exceptional circumstances will end on 5 January 2021. This affects the 9 core subjects for PPL and LAPL aeroplane and helicopter TK Exams for initial licence issue. After this…

New procedure for reviewing the classification of airspace launched

New procedure for reviewing the classification of airspace launched The UK Civil Aviation Authority has today launched its new procedure to review the classification of airspace. This procedure will take effect from 1 December 2020. In October 2019 the Government gave the CAA, as airspace regulator, the function to review…

The Airfield Development Advisory Fund is still open

The Airfield Development Advisory Fund is still open You are reminded that the Airfield Development Advisory Fund (ADAF) is open and the CAA are still accepting applications. The ADAF will provide funded access to professional advisory services available to both UK general aviation airports and businesses linked to them in…

New process for CPL and IR Skill test examiner designation

New process for CPL and IR Skill test examiner designation A new application form, SRG2153, is now available and enables CPL and IR bookings requests to be made online. As part of this change, card payment for the requested test will be required in order to submit the online form,…

Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation Updated 27 November 2020

Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): General Aviation Updated 27 November 2020 The Department for Transport has today published updated guidance for General Aviation to cover the period after the current National Restrictions end on 2 December 2020. The guidance can be found here.

CAA Statutory charges 2021/2022: Consultation

Statutory charges 2021/2022: Consultation The CAA Statutory charges FY21/22 consultation has now been published and explains our proposals for revisions to the existing CAA Charges Schemes, due to take effect from 1 April 2021. The CAA look forward to receiving feedback on these proposals, in particular from those we regulate.…

Changes to the London Helicopter Route Chart

Changes to the London Helicopter Route Chart An updated 1:50k London Helicopter VFR Chart will be published on 3 December 2020 detailing amendments affecting the London helicopter routes. These are part of changes being implemented by NATS under ACP-2020-032 and ACP-2020-033. Users of the chart should pay careful attention to…

COVID-19: Class 2 Medical Renewals during current lockdown in England

COVID-19: Class 2 or LAPL Medical Renewals during current lockdown in England Following contact with the CAA, in respect of their advice to AMEs not to conduct Class 2 or LAPL medical renewals during the current lockdown, we have had the following update from the CAA that has been sent…

COVID-19: No additional Wide Ranging Exemptions Planned

COVID-19: No additional wide ranging exemptions planned The CAA has issued a significant number of exemptions to help aviation cope with the impact of the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions. Currently, they don’t plan to issue any wide-ranging exemptions for the current lockdown when the current set end on 22 November. Under…

CAA launches consultation: UK GA opportunities after leaving EASA

CAA launches consultation: UK GA opportunities after leaving EASA The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s General Aviation Unit (GAU) is dedicated to effective regulation that supports and encourages the UK’s dynamic GA sector. In preparation for the end of the EU transition period, the CAA has launched UK General Aviation opportunities…
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