Airspace News

LASHAM APPLICATION FOR A JUDICIAL REVIEW GRANTED BY HIGH COURT

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Lasham Gliding Society’s application to the High Court for leave to apply for a Judicial Review has been granted by a High Court judge. In October this year, following the CAA’s decision in July to implement a large and unreasonable amount of controlled airspace for Farnborough aerodrome in the busy…

CAA airspace design guidance CAP 1616: second edition published

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On 30 November 2018, the CAA published an updated second edition of ‘CAP 1616 airspace design: guidance on the regulatory process for changing airspace design including community engagement requirements’. CAP 1616 describes the different stages of the airspace change process and the activities involved – from the conception of the…

Improving awareness of shared airspace

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On Saturday 17th November USAF Flight Safety Officers from RAF Mildenhall and representatives from six east-of-england gliding clubs met to discuss how we each use our shared airspace, to improve mutual awareness and help avoid potential conflicts. Three USAF personnel briefed more than 30 glider pilots on the training missions…

LOA TRA(G) - updated to Sep 2020

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The Letter of Agreement between BGA and RAF(U) Swanick, NATS and BAe Systems regarding VFR flight by gliders above FL195 in TRA’s has been re-published effective Sep 2018 – Sep 2020. Pilots who intend to fly in these TRA’s are expected to fully understand any associated procedures. The LOA is…

Oxford airport ACP feedback report

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Oxford airport has submitted its post ACP consultation feedback report to the CAA. It can be viewed here. The next step in the process is for Oxford airport to submit its final proposed design to the CAA.

Farnborough Airspace Campaign - update

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As previously reported here, the CAA has approved the Farnborough airport airspace change proposal. You can read the BGA’s response statement here. The British Gliding Association supports safe access to airspace for all users and supports challenges against airspace changes, wherever they occur, that threaten this premise. The BGA therefore encourages…

RAF Brize Norton ACP update

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BGA and other GA Alliance representatives were recently invited to RAF Brize Norton to discuss the ongoing Brize Norton Airspace Change Proposal. A modified solution was presented by the RAF which makes some adjustments to the base levels and removes some airspace from the Eastern end of the proposal. The…

Restrictions of Flying

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All pilots are respectfully reminded that restrictions of flying continue to be scheduled during August and September. Full details are available in the UK AIP by clicking on this link Please note that NOTAMs will highlight any changes or developments.

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