Airspace News

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…

P600 and N864 Letter of Agreement

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The P600 and N864 Letter of Agreement (LOA) between NATS, Prestwick, Swanwick, and the BGA has been updated and republished. Pilots using the LOA should refresh themselves on the detail. You can view the document here

Benson and Chiltern Park

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RAF Benson is located in the choke point between London and Brize Norton controlled airspace. The airfield is home to a mixed fleet of heavy and light helicopters including Police and EMS helicopters, as well as the RAF’s largest Air Experience Flight, which operates Tutor aircraft. The helicopter flying isn’t…

Bath Gap Letter of Agreement

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The Bath Gap Letter of Agreement (LOA) between NATS Bristol and the BGA has been updated and republished. The notification and activiation requirements are detailed in Part 2 of the LOA. Please note that the Bath Gap may only be activated by a Competition Director or by one of the…

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…

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