Airspace News

Brize Norton and Oxford Airport Consultations

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A BGA facilitated meeting focussed on responding to the Brize Norton and Oxford proposed airspace changes took place on 21st January 2018. The meeting was led by a member of the Bristol and Gloucester Gliding Club, and attended by representatives of 21 gliding clubs and other organisations including the BBAC,…

Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton ACP consultations

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As anticipated, Oxford and Brize Norton have published their airspace change proposals. There is little doubt that these two disproportionate airspace change proposals pose a very significant threat to the viability of gliding in and through the area, and will significantly increase risk for the majority of airspace users operating…

8.33 kHz radio update

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Given the 8.33 policy changes as the end of the year , the CAA has updated its information available on the CAA website The CAA website includes links to information on; The law change Continuing to operate a 25 kHz radio Common sporting frequencies How to identify an 8.33 frequency…

Transponder Use

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Pilots of powered aircraft are reminded that Standardised European Rules of the Air require that aircraft equipped with a serviceable transponder shall operate the transponder at all times during flight. Aircraft without sufficient electrical power supply are exempt from the requirement. If equipped with a transponder and an electrical charging…

Doncaster Sheffield Airport ACP

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As reported some weeks ago, Doncaster Sheffield Airport is currently consulting on its plans for additional controlled airspace to accomodate revised arrival and departure procedures.  You can read the detail here. Of course the BGA does not oppose airspace changes that are risk based, proportionate and do not unreasonably impact…

8.33 kHz Radio Update

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8.33 Implementation As previously reported, aircraft that need to use 8.33 kHz frequencies must be equipped with 8.33 kHz capable radio equipment by 31 Dec 2017. UK airfields are to re-equip with 8.33 kHz radios by 31 Dec 2018. So during 2018, a large number of frequencies will change. The…

Doncaster Sheffield Airport ACP

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport is an aspirational international airport located on a former RAF airfield near Doncaster that has a modest number of commercial air transport movements each year. Doncaster Sheffield Airport is surrounded by a large area of controlled airspace. Doncaster Sheiffield Airport is currently consulting on its plans for…

Leeds Bradford Airport ACP

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The Leeds Bradford Airport airspace change proposal consultation closes on 5th November 2017. The proposals are damaging for gliding and increase risk to aircraft operating outside the proposed airspace. It is important that individual pilots respond to this consultation. You can read more here including guidance on the key issues.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport airspace change consultation

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) are consulting on the introduction of aRea NAVigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Departure (SID) procedures and RNAV Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs). DSA (otherwise known as Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, or RHADS) believe that the adoption of the departure procedures (SIDs) requires an additional portion of controlled…

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