Airspace News

NOTAM questionnaire

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The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has launched a questionnaire on NOTAM and the NOTAM system and is asking for feedback from users. You can access the questionnaire here. The online questionnaire remains open until 31 October 2019.  

Farnborough Airport Sold

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It has been announced publicly today that Farnborough Airport has been sold to MacQuarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA).  MIRA owns a majority percentage of AGS, a group that owns a number of airports including Southampton Airport. The sale follows very closely behind the CAA’s controversial decision to grant large…

RAF Brize Norton Airspace Change Proposal

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RAF Brize Norton recently hosted a stakeholder meeting at which its latest and near-final design for a larger area of controlled airspace surrounding the airfield was described in detail (see image). The GA Alliance (GAA) including the BGA was represented at the meeting alongside others from the GA community. The…

Skyway Code

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As reported in previous years, the ‘Skyway Code’ is a CAA published guide for pilots that is designed to provide easy, quick access to the key information they need, including: pilot responsibilities, flight planning, airspace rules and regulations, using aerodromes, risks and emergencies, flying outside the UK, and links to…

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) - Sywell airfield

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The LAA rally will take place at Northampton /Sywell airfield between 29 August and 1 September 2019. A large number of aircraft will arrive and depart each day, many using limited radio transmissions, thereby creating an area of intense aerial activity. The DfT has, therefore, decided that it is necessary…

Judgement on Farnborough Airspace Judicial Review

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The following statement has been supplied by Lasham Gliding Society; “Mrs. Justice Thornton has delivered her judgement on the CAA’s grant of airspace to TAG Farnborough following the Judicial Review actioned by Lasham Gliding Society. In summary, Mrs. Justice Thornton did not find sufficient grounds to overturn the CAA’s airspace…

NATO Flypast and RIAT temporary airspace restrictions

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AIC M 095/2019 (19&20 Jul) describes restricted airspace relating to a NATO celebration flypast that should be read in conjunction with AIC M 064/2019 (19-22 Jul), which describes the restricted airspace associated with RIAT at Fairford. The Mauve (temporary restricted airspace) AICs can be viewed here. As ever, please check…

RAF Little Rissington - 120.775

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RAF Little Rissington, located to the north of the Brize Norton zone, is active on weekends with Air Cadet winch launched gliding and otherwise as NOTAMed for military parachuting and transport aircraft operations. An Air Cadet squadron on site flies Grob Acros as part of 2 Flying Training School (2…

Improved Competition Route Notification Trial

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We share the sky with a diverse range of users. Being aware of what others are planning to do is clearly an important element of situational awareness and reducing risk. The BGA has been working with the CAA to develop an improved method of notifying competition gliding activity to other…

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