While incidents involving commercial aviation have been steadily declining over the last decade, those involving GA have increased by over 50 per cent in the same period. In response to this, the Airprox Board has launched a campaign to cut the number of incidents involving GA pilots. This is timely as UKAB data indicates that the frequency of GA Airprox incidents generally increases in spring and early summer, as better weather arrives and many pilots start flying again after the winter.
UKAB has developed comprehensive guidance for GA pilots, based on a thorough analysis of hundreds of incidents which focuses on six core actions pilots should adopt to avoid an airspace conflict. Full details are on the UKAB website.