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  • CAA consultation on cost sharing

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    To enable GA pilots to share the direct costs of flying and thereby develop more experience and become safer pilots, there is an existing derogation from rules in both the ANO and the UK Air Operations Regulations that would otherwise deem the activity to be commercial. The UK Air Operations…

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  • Fairford Airspace Change Proposal

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    RAF Fairford has started an Airspace Change Proposal to segregate RPAS operations and is currently at Stage 1a of the process. You can read more about the Fairford ACP here. Please note that there can be a significant time lag between ACP documents being published and their appearance on the…

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  • CHIRP aviation feedback

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    The Confidential Human-Factors Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP) produces an aviation feedback publication. You can view the November 2021 CHIRP Aviation Feedback here.

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  • NERL West LD1.1 ACP consultation

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    Following a period of engagement, including with the BGA and club representatives, NATS En-Route Ltd (NERL) has consulted on their LD1.1 ACP re airspace above 7000′ in Wales and the West. The BGA has submitted a consultation response.

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  • London Luton Airport arrival routes airspace change approved by the CAA

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    On the 24th November, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced their decision to approve the London Luton Airport arrivals airspace change proposal that was co-sponsored by NATS. The feedback during the consultation resulted in three changes; minimal changes from today’s flight paths below 5,000ft with greater dispersion of flights above…

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