Airspace News

RAF Brize Norton Airspace Change Proposal

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RAF Brize Norton has submitted an airspace change proposal (ACP) to the CAA. Under the discredited CAP725 airspace change process (replaced in 2018 by the CAP1616 process) that has been utilised by RAF Brize Norton to develop its ACP, the final proposal is not available for external scrutiny until the…

Temporary parachuting operation

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There is a temporary (filming) parachuting operation taking place on ten to fourteen (primarily mid-week) days up to the end of July located at a site approximately half way between the BGA turning point ‘BIE’ and the village of Grendon Underwood just north of the A41 (image supplied by the…

SSR Transponders at and above FL 100 up to FL 195 in Designated Areas

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The CAA has temporarily exempted gliders and self-launching motor gliders (sailplanes inc TMGs) from the carriage of a SSR transponder in specified designated areas in the UK between FL100 and FL195. The exemption is applicable until 18 Mar 2021. You can view the exemption here. The data for each area…

Reporting denial of access to airspace

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Although there has been helpful co-operation by Air Navigation Service Providers when glider pilots have sought access to relatively quiet volumes of controlled airspace, we have received reports of unreasonable denial of access. Any pilot who believes they have been unreasonably denied access to airspace should complete and submit this…

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…

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…

Outcome of CAA airspace classification review consultation

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The CAA has published CAP1935 ‘Outcome of the consultation on the Airspace Classification Review 2019/20’. The document outlines the content of the responses received and how the CAA plan to take these forward once the new procedure to review and amend airspace classifications has been developed and implemented at the…

Little Rissington Airspace Change Proposal

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The Air Cadet Organisation is proposing that an ATZ is established at Little Rissington airfield. The BGA has responded to the stakeholder engagement detailing why the BGA is opposed to the proposal, including how the proposal does not include a justifiable safety case and does not address impacts to stakeholders…

Redlands closed

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The Redlands parachute site near Swindon has closed and the latest chart amendments have removed the site.  

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