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  • Mike Bird

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    We regret to report the very sad news that Mike Bird has passed away. Following a long period of poor health, Mike died peacefully at his home with family present. As a major figure in British Gliding, a record-holder of distance flights, a frequent entrant to both National and regional…

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  • CAA consultation on proposed changes to VMC minima in class D airspace

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    The CAA are consulting on proposed changes to VMC minima in class D airspace. You can read more here.

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  • CAA exemption re visibility and distance from cloud minima in class D airspace

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    The CAA has issued a General Exemption from the requirements of SERA.5001 (Visibility and Distance from Cloud Minima) when flying within Class D airspace. Read more here.

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  • Airspace Change Proposal Links

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    To assist those trying to locate CAP1616 airspace change proposal information, we have added a number of ACP quick links to our Representation and Consultation webpage. Read more here.  

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  • Continuing Exemption from EASA Flight Crew Licencing Rules

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    As previously published, the EASA Flight Crew Licensing (FCL) rules for sailplane pilots are being reviewed and, as a result, revised and simpler EASA ‘Sailplane FCL’ rules are expected to come into force in April 2021. Some time ago the UK CAA issued temporary exemptions from the requirement for pilots…

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