Airspace News

Open Letter Concerning Airspace

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The Chairs of the BGA Airspace, Competitions, Flight Operations and Safety Committees have published an open letter to all pilots restating the crucial need to avoid airprox situations and reminding them of the precautions that must be taken to help maintain safety levels in Class G airspace. If you haven’t…

Department for Transport Drone Consultation

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As previously reported, the UK Department for Transport is seeking views on proposals ‘to harness the positive benefits of drones for public and commercial services and the benefits to the UK economy’. The consultation closes on 15th March 2017 and can be viewed here.  The consultation includes a question about…

Drone Consultation by UK Government

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The UK Department for Transport is seeking views on proposals ‘to harness the positive benefits of drones for public and commercial services and the benefits to the UK economy’. The consultation closes on 15th March 2017 and can be viewed here.

TAG/Farnborough Airspace Change Proposal

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Following its recent additional consultation, TAG/Farnborough has published its ‘Feedback Report C’. You can find a link to the TAG/Farnborough ACP detail including Feedback Report C here.

Use of UK Airspace Report

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The CAA has changed its environmental report form FCS1521 so that it can be used also to report refusals of access to airspace.  The form is available here . We understand that the filed reports go into a database and the reporter is issued with a reference number for that…

8.33 kHz radio update

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As previously reported, to overcome aviation radio frequency congestion across Europe, more channels are needed. By moving to 8.33 kHz channel spacing, three times the number of channels can be created within the VHF band. On 1 January 2018 the law changes and all aircraft operating in airspace that requires…

Removal of Restricted Airspace

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The CAA has started to deliver on its intention to reduce some of the unnecessary areas of restricted airspace that currently exist around the UK. As a result, the following NOTAM has been published; Q) EGXX/QRPXX/IV/NBO/W/000/999/5504N00500W999 B) FROM: 16/10/10 06:45C) TO: PERM E) REMOVAL OF 5 NUCLEAR PROHIBITED/RESTRICTED AREAS FROM…

TAG Farnborough Additional Airspace Proposal

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TAG Farnborough Airport previously consulted on its plans to meet its exclusive needs by changing  Class G airspace to Class D.  TAG Farnborough has now decided that it wishes to control more lower airspace. This additional proposal represents a devastating impact on Southdown GC by effectively cutting off that site…

Inverness Airport - Airspace Change Proposal Consultation

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Inverness Airport, operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL), has previously consulted on a proposal to establish a large area of controlled airspace. The BGA and others responded to that consultation. This has resulted in a revised proposal which is now subject to further consultation. You can view the…

Update - 8.33 kHz equipage funding support project

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As previously reported, the BGA has supplied information to the CAA in support of a funding bid to help owners with their costs of equipping with 8.33 kHz capable radios. This bid opportunity followed effective lobbying at the European Commission four years ago by Europe Air Sports. The CAA facilitated…

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