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  • RAF Brize Norton Airspace Change Proposal

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    RAF Brize Norton has submitted an airspace change proposal (ACP) to the CAA. Under the discredited CAP725 airspace change process (replaced in 2018 by the CAP1616 process) that has been utilised by RAF Brize Norton to develop its ACP, the final proposal is not available for external scrutiny until the…

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  • BGA COVID19 guidance - update

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    The BGA COVID19 guidance has been updated to include Government guidance for quarantining on return to the UK from certain listed countries. You can read the quarantine guidance here.

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  • Pilot medical certificates and licences - CAA exemptions update

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    Following the CAA update of their various COVID19 pilot medical certificates and licences exemptions, the BGA has updated its summary document which is available here. It is suggested that licence holders who need to revalidate and are meanwhile using an exemption to keep flying, should arrange to revalidate as soon…

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  • Cockpit comfort and safety presentation

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    Adrian Emck, who spends many hours successfully flying long cross-countries in his K6e (including a 750km), provided an interesting presentation at the 2020 BGA conference titled ‘Life changing lessons flying the K6e’. The presentation is available here.

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  • Occurrence reporting

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    We all benefit from incident and accident reporting and the associated just culture. Reporting isn’t about blame – it’s in most part about understanding issues and trends. Trend monitoring allows us to help clubs to address maintenance, flying and other support issues. Regardless of the aircraft type or certification regime…

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