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  • Unmanned Air Systems - Temporary Danger Areas

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    A number of Temporary Danger Areas (TDAs) are either planned or exist for trial or operational use of unmanned air systems. Although much of the UAS activity occurs near the surface, pilots are strongly encouraged to ensure that they carefully read NOTAMs to ensure they have the relevant detail. The…

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  • AIC Y 036/2020 Gliding Activity in the UK

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    An updated ‘Gliding activity in the UK’ Aeronautical Information Circular has been published. This document is usefully shared with other airspace stakeholders to help them understand where and when they may encounter gliders. You can view the AIC here.

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  • Maintaining and improving access to UK airspace for gliding

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    During May 2020, we wrote to all clubs describing a joined up approach to the ongoing challenge of maintaining and improving access to UK airspace for gliding. When an airspace change proposal (ACP) sponsor (the company or person that eventually submits the ACP to the CAA) decides to develop an…

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  • Consultation on the proposed CAA procedure for reviewing the classification of airspace

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    Following publication of its airspace classification review consultation report, the CAA is now consulting on a proposed draft procedure for reviewing the classification of airspace. The BGA intends to respond. You can view a summary of the consultation here. The full consultation is available here.

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  • Launch signalling

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    The BGA has reviewed the published launch signalling requirements taking into consideration a recent AAIB recommendation and other developments. Text proposed by BGA sub-committee and club CFI subject matter experts has been accepted by the Executive Committee. As a result, subject to agreement by member clubs at the next AGM,…

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