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  • Glider towing operation transponder code

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    Following work by a team from Lasham GS, an SSR transponder code specifically for glider towing operations where the tug aircraft is suitably equipped will be NOTAM’d and available for use UK-wide from 1st April 2020. The code availability will be published in the UK AIP as of the May…

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  • Airspace Classification Review Consultation

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    The Govt has directed the CAA to regularly review airspace classifications including consultation with airspace users, and where appropriate amend the classification using (new) procedures to be developed by the CAA. As a result, the CAA has launched an airspace classification consultation which closes on 3rd March 2020. The BGA…

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  • Farnborough airport airspace - CAA guidance

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    The CAA has published guidance that aims to limit infringements of Farnborough airport’s controlled airspace that comes into force on 27 Feb 2020 and as a result significantly changes the lower airspace structure and anticipated VFR traffic routing in the SE of England. You can view the guidance on the…

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  • Stolen Rotax engines

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    Our friends at the LAA report that four Rotax engines were stolen on the night of 11th February from an airfield in Worcestershire. The theft has been reported to the UK Border Force. Please keep a wary eye out for unusual activity on your airfield and take any precautions that…

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  • 2020 BGA Conference and AGM Programme

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    The 29th Feb 2020 BGA conference and AGM programme has been published. You can view it here. The evening event is filling fast – tickets can be purchased here.  

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