Airspace News

BGA responds to proposed changes to CAA RMZ/TMZ policy

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The objective of a RMZ/TMZ is to enhance the conspicuity of aircraft operating within, or in the vicinity of, complex, busy or otherwise unprotected airspace, in order to maintain a balance between safe, efficient operations and fair, equitable access for all airspace users. The BGA is one of several airspace…

CAA airspace classification review procedure

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The CAA has published its new procedure to review the classification of airspace.  The full procedure is at CAP 1991 and a summary at CAP 1991a. The BGA responded in full to the related CAA consultation earlier this autumn. The CAA explains the changes and highlights some of the consultation…

Moving map use survey

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The Airspace and Safety Initiative has published a survey to help to understand why some pilots use moving maps and why some don’t. You can participate in the survey here.

Farnborough airspace change PIR delayed

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The Farnborough airspace change Post Implementation Review (PIR) that should be taking place in late 2020 has been delayed due to a downturn in IFR Commercial Air Transport and GA. The CAA notes: ‘Whilst it had been expected that commencement of the Stage 7 PIR of the Farnborough Airport airspace…

BGA Flight Radio Telephony Operator License (FRTOL) training

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The successful BGA Flight Radio Telephony Operator License (FRTOL – or Radio License) course will be running again in February and March 2021. It is suitable for glider pilots who wish to use the radio whilst flying cross country. The course is primarily aimed at people without a FRTOL. However, we…

Oxford airport and RAF Brize Norton ACPs

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The BGA has worked with the GA Alliance in formally complaining to the CAA about the process that has led to the Oxford airport and RAF Brize Norton airspace change proposals. The correspondence will be published in due course.

GPS Jamming during August

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GPS jamming can be expected in Wales and the South West during August. We have no idea who thought this would be a good idea during a busy period for GA flying. You can read more here.

Oxford airport airspace change proposal

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Oxford airport has submitted its airspace change proposal (ACP) to the CAA. The proposal is for a Transponder Mandatory Zone from the surface to 3500′ agl. You can view the Oxford airport ACP detail here. The Oxford airport ACP should be viewed alongside the previously reported Brize Norton ACP for…

RAF Brize Norton Airspace Change Proposal

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RAF Brize Norton has submitted an airspace change proposal (ACP) to the CAA. The BGA has significant safety, proportionality and need concerns about this proposal, not least of which are that the ACP seeks an enormous amount of additional controlled airspace exclusively for Brize Norton’s needs, no safety analysis or…

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