Airspace News

G7 summit airspace restrictions

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The G7 Summit will be held in Cornwall between 7 and 13 June 2021. The Secretary of State for Transport has decided that it is necessary, in the public interest, to introduce Restrictions of Flying Regulations made under Article 239 of the Air Navigation Order 2016. Full details are available…

VHF Low Level Common Frequency Trial

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With an increasing trend of Airprox between military and civilian users in the Low Flying System,  the CAA is supporting a military led trial of a VHF Low-Level (LL) Common frequency to be used across the UK so members of the GA community can be better integrated with other users…

Chiltern Park DZ

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Chiltern Park is an active skydiving DZ and a temporary operating base for Booker gliding club. Skydiving and gliding at the site is carefully co-ordinated. Just because gliders are seen on the ground, it does not mean the DZ is inactive. Chiltern Park DZ can be contacted on 134.030. Details…

RAF Little Rissington ATZ

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The CAA has decided to approve a proposal by the Air Cadet Organisation to establish an ATZ around RAF Little Rissington from August 2021 to protect the few gliders that operate from the site on weekends. The CAA decision letter will eventually appear on the CAA CAP1616 portal.  Meanwhile, we’ve…

ADS-B device ID

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It has been noted that on-screen ghosting of transmitted EC data can occur where the user of an ADS-B device (eg SkyEcho 2) uses their competition number or trigraph rather than their G-registration. It is suggested that the G-registration is used as the aircraft ID in the ADS-B device.

Skyguardian Temporary Danger Areas

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Following a period of engagement with airspace stakeholders, the MoD has submitted a proposal for two TDA’s this summer to protect Skyguardian RPAS operations at Waddington and Lossiemouth. The original TDA designs had a similar footprint to a CTR. The designs submitted to the CAA have a MATZ sized footprint….

TRA(G) exemption renewed

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The CAA exemption that permits non-transponder access to Temporary Reserved Areas (Gliding) has been renewed. The exemption can be viewed here.

NSGA temporary exemption renewed

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The CAA has renewed its temporary exemption that permits a pilot in command of any glider or self-launching motor glider to fly in airspace notified as Non-SSR Gliding Area (NSGA) without carrying and operating Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) transponder equipment. The temporary exemption can be viewed here.

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