Airspace News

Exeter airport - again

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All pilots who fly in the vicinity of Exeter airport are reminded of the need to where possible avoid Exeters ATZ and instrument approaches and always to make contact with Exeter ATC when close to or if likely to fly close to the ATZ or instrument approaches. Exeter airport has…

CAA Airspace Strategy Consultation

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The CAA has published its Airspace Strategy Consultation. The closing date is 10th September 2018. The BGA will be responding to this consultation in partnership with the General Aviation Alliance.  

Great work!

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As previously reported, there have been a number of large RA(T)s in place during July, including for RIAT, the RAF100 flypasts and the POTUS visit. The CAA has noted that there were no infringements by gliders. Great work by clubs and pilots. There were a small number of infringements by…

Cranfield Airfield

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Cranfield airfield ATC has advised the BGA that they are no longer permitted ‘for insurance purposes’ to give permission to use the grassed area previously used in the event of a glider landing. They note that airfield is used for UAV operations even when the airfield is closed, that glider…

Restricted Airspace July 2018

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There is an unprecedented amount of restricted airspace in place or planned during July 2018. The details are mostly available here. They include; RIAT at Fairford RAF 100 Flypasts (check NOTAMs for alleviations) Farnborough air show Visit by the President of the United States Any pilot who does not understand…

BGA Response - CAA decision on the TAG Farnborough ACP

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The BGA, working with gliding clubs and other GA organisations, has provided clear, accurate and compelling feedback throughout the TAG Farnborough ACP consultation process. Our views remain essentially unchanged. The BGA will carefully analyse the CAA decision letter and its implications and in due course will make a detailed statement.

CAA Decision on TAG Farnborough Airspace Change Proposal

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The CAA has today announced that an airspace change proposal by TAG Farnborough Airport has been largely approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The Airport’s request for the introduction of Class D airspace in its surrounding area will be met – subject to some significant concessions to the…

Temporary Danger Area - week starting 9th July

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An unmanned air vehicle will be flying across the Atlantic to arrive at Fairford on one day during the week starting 9th July 2018. Details of a Temporary Danger Area for that arrival will be published in NOTAMs and as a Yellow AIC 2018Y073. AIC’s are available on the AIS…

Airspace Coordination Notice - Gliding Competitions 2018

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An ACN covering gliding competitions notified by the BGA throughout the summer. Aerodrome and area NOTAMs will be published for all events and daily routings can be viewed at www.glidingtasks.co.uk The ACN can be viewed here.

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) 2018

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Restricted Airspace (Temporary) – known as RA(T)’s – are notified in advance where possible within the NATS AIS Aeronautical Information Circular Mauve Pages. Here is a link. RA(T)’s are usually established for specific times and dates to protect an airborne activity, eg an air display. Please read the details. Each…

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