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Airspace & Safety Initiative publish 2019 Infringement Data and a NATS "Controllers Story"

The Airspace & Safety Initiative have published Infringement data for February 2019 and also NATS have published the first in a series of controller's stories.

In January the Infringement Coordination Group provisionally suspended the licences of two pilots – one due to repeat infringements and one due to safety matters. An additional 21 pilots were referred to attend the Airspace Infringement Awareness Course.

Rob Gratton, CAA lead for airspace infringements, stated that the statistics show an unacceptable and continued rise in airspace infringements; a great many of those subject pilots are still not using moving map technology or failing to use it correctly. In addition, a number of infringements involved pilots encountering poor weather that was forecast in formal met reports, showing poor pre-flight planning and weak Threat and Error Management.

The data shows that there were 78 infringements in February compared to 64 in January.

Full details of infringements can be found here.

The first in a series of Controllers Stories can be found here.

AOPA recommend that "rusty pilots" should consider spending time with an Instructor to brush up on skill levels. You can find a list of Instructors who offer their services here.

This year AOPA have helped a higher number of Pilot and Instructor members than in prior years who have been facing action from the CAA for infringements. In some cases licences had been suspended and the member was facing prosecution. As a result of our help, in most cases AOPA were able to help mitigate the consequences.

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