Airspace News

RA(T) at Waddington 28 March - 8 April

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A published briefing sheet describes an RA(T) overhead RAF Waddington 28 March – 8 April 2022 to facilitate Red Arrows practice at that airfield. The CAA has advised that during the period that the RA(T) is active, the adjacent R313 will be deactivated. Pilots who intend to cross the area…

NOTAM Q-Code change: Hang gliding and Paragliding

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The Q-Code for Hang gliding/Paragliding activities is “WP” (parachute jumping exercise (PJE), paragliding and hang gliding). If a NOTAM relates to paragliding/hang gliding the use of “WP” can be misleading if taken to indicate a PJE instead of paragliding/hang gliding. The CAA has noted that the flight characteristics and risks…

BGA FRTOL training - more coaches very welcome

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The next BGA online FRTOL (Flight Radio Telephony Operators’ Licence) course starts shortly, and we’re still recruiting coaches to help students practice their R/T during weekly Zoom sessions. If you hold, and are confident using, any CAA-issued R/T qualification (including a FRTOL) then we’d love to have your help teaching…

Use of specified non-transponder areas above FL100

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In 2012 the BGA negotiated a number of specified non-transponder areas above FL100. These are detailed as exceptions in the UK AIP under ENR 1.1 and 5.2. Following expiry of a related exemption regarding transponder equipage and use above FL100, the CAA has advised the BGA that no exemption or…

Airspace Modernisation Strategy Refresh

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The CAA would like to receive stakeholders views on a draft of their refreshed Airspace Modernisation Strategy 2022–2040, which will replace the existing Airspace Modernisation Strategy (CAP1711) that was published in December 2018. The BGA will be responding. Details of the consultation, which closes on the 4th of April 2022,…

Press release from the GA Airspace Fighting Fund Ltd

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The GA Airspace Fighting Fund Ltd was set up in response to the numerous airspace grabs being activated via the UK airspace change proposal (ACP) process. It was (and remains) clear that the UK GA movement requires funds to ensure our voice is heard and that wherever possible, a fair,…

Airspace Charitable Trust supports Recreational Aviation needs

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The Airspace4All Trust (A4A-T) has been established as a charitable trust with the objective of improving public safety through improvements to the safety of UK aviation, including by the efficient and equitable use of airspace for General Aviation users. The Trust will represent the interests of UK recreational aviation, air…

Waddington and Fairford Airspace Change Proposals

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RAF Fairford has started an Airspace Change Proposal to segregate RPAS operations and is currently at Stage 1 step 1b of the process which is consulting on Design Principles. The BGA will be responding. You can read more about the Fairford ACP here. Please note that there can be a…

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