Airspace News

BGA and Electronic Conspicuity

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The BGA is actively represented on the CAA’s Electronic Conspicuity Working Group (ECWG). The BGA also attended the CAA’s electronic conspicuity roadmap workshop held in April 2017. In early August, the BGA wrote to the CAA reiterating the BGA position on electronic conspicuity, which reflects the original ECWG ‘recommendations’.  In…

UK CAA announce that ADS-B is the preferred national electronic conspicuity solution for GA

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The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed that ADS-B ‘in/out’ using 1090 MHz is its preferred national system to improve electronic conspicuity for general aviation, ideally used through transponders. The CAA is already working with the GA community and industry to develop an integrated electronic surveillance solution offering both…

Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton airspace change proposal

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Oxford airport and RAF Brize Norton are developing a joint airspace change proposal with an expectation of a public consultation during early autumn 2017. More information will follow including details of their draft proposal.

Infringements - CAA airspace safety awareness course

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Pilots who infringe airspace in the UK may now be asked to attend a safety awareness course. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo) have jointly developed a unique training package targeting infringing pilots. The CAA will recommend, where appropriate, that pilots who have…

Opportunity - airspace support consultant

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The GA Alliance are seeking an Airspace Support Consultant to provide contracted remunerated airspace project support services to GA Alliance member organisations through the GAA airspace team. In particular, the role includes ongoing proactive awareness, research and analysis of strategic and local airspace issues as well as the development with…

RA(T) Airspace File

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George Knight and Alan Sparrow have modified ASSelect so that it now includes RA(T)s. ASSelect file can be downloaded here. The RA(T)s are currently designated in ASSelect as LoAs but this will be changed in due course. Please remember that this information does not replace daily checking of NOTAM information….

Leeds Bradford Airport - Airspace Change Proposal Consultation

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Leeds Bradford Airport is consulting on an airspace change proposal. Details are available here. The consultation closes on Friday 6th October 2017. A regional gliding club/BGA response is being developed and we expect to be able to offer guidance on the key issues by the end of August.  Once that guidance…

RHADS (Doncaster airport) airspace post implementation review

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CAA CAP725 requires a Post Implementation Review to take place as the final part of an airspace change. That has now taken place at Doncaster many years after the 12 month point advised in CAP725. The BGA understands that the CAA now believes that, having reviewed the operation of the…

Southern Alps Airspace

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As noted on the BGA airspace webpage, many UK glider pilots visit the French Alps. The airspace arrangements can be surprisingly complex, but do ensure the needs of gliding and commercial air transport are safely and reasonably accomodated. As ever, it is vitally important that pilots respect the rules. The…

Deeside GC airspace guide

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Deeside GC has produced a helpful resource for airspace awareness. The intention is to help pilots visualise the airspace construct.  Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the guide is not designed to replace officially published information. You can view the Deeside GC airspace guide here.

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