Airspace News

RA(T) Silverstone Sunday 14th July 2019

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On Sunday 14 July 2019, the British Grand Prix will be held at Silverstone circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire and in support of this the Red Arrows will conduct a display before the race commences. A recently published Airspace Coordination Notice describes that under powers of Article 239 of the Air Navigation…

RAF Little Rissington

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RAF Little Rissington is an active Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) winch launched gliding site. The ACO recognises that gliders flying cross-country do sometimes get low and that an airfield landing is preferable to landing in a field. They have requested that any glider getting close to their gliding operation calls…

Gliding radio channel reference card

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A channel (ie frequency) reference card has been published for use by cross country pilots who wish to know which channel to use to contact a gliding airfield. The reference card can be found at Tim Newport Peace’s site http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/stoppress.htm or as Section 28 of the Waypoint Page (there is a link…

Restriction of Flying - Head of State visit to the UK 3-5 June 2019

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RESTRICTION OF FLYING REGULATIONS FOR THE VISIT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM BY A HEAD OF STATE 3 – 5 JUNE 2019. A Head of State is to visit the United Kingdom during the period from 3 to 5 June 2019 inclusive. The visit will include a visit to D-Day 75th…

CAA refuses Leeds-Bradford Airport Airspace Change Proposal

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The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has informed Leeds Bradford Airport that it has decided to refuse its airspace change proposal (ACP). The CAA document explaining their decision is here: www.caa.co.uk/cap1805.

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) - RA(T)s and RIAT

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Please ensure that you comply with RA(T)s, as published in AICs on the AIP website and via NOTAMs. We have been given an early indication that a significant RA(T) will be used on the 19th and 20th July for the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford.   The…

Gliding channels updated - a reminder

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Another reminder that the allocated gliding channels were updated earlier this year. The details are as described in this table. Please click on the image to expand.  

Queens Birthday Flypast 8 June 19

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The Queens Birthday Flypast on 8 June 2019 is subject to a rolling RA(T), full details of which will be published as AIC M 052/2019 – AICs are published here. Although the restrictions are primarily to the east of London, the RA(T) is active in the very busy ‘Oxford gap’…

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