Airspace News

NOTAMs

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All pilots are politely reminded of the need to check NOTAMs before flight. Details of Temporary Restricted Airspace (RA(T)’s) appear in NOTAMs and in Aeronautical Information Circulars.

BGA ACP Principles Updated

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The BGA utilises a set of agreed principles when making initial contact with Airspace Change Proposals. The principles have recently been updated to include a specific principle regarding GNSS approaches outside controlled airspace. You can view the document here.

NOTAM re CTA13 at Doncaster

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Please note that at the time of publication, the Doncaster CTA13 TMZ activiation NOTAM incorrectly notes that it applies from the surface. Of course CTA13 is between FL85 and FL105. CAA has been informed.

Cranfield Airfield - Information

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At a recent liaison meeting between BGA representatives and Cranfield airfield, where Cranfield was reminded of gliding activity and they provided an update re their operations, it was noted that the airfield is increasingly busy with commercial pilot training and University research flying. There are two instrument approaches. The instrument…

Exemption from SERA 5001 below 3000' in class D ends.

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From 26 March 2020, the UK’s exemption from the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) covering visibility and distances from cloud in Class D airspace for pilots flying under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) below 3000′ will no longer apply. From 26 March, VFR flights in Class D airspace will…

Glider towing operation transponder code

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Following work by a team from Lasham GS, an SSR transponder code specifically for glider towing operations where the tug aircraft is suitably equipped will be NOTAM’d and available for use UK-wide from 1st April 2020. The code availability will be published in the UK AIP as of the May…

Farnborough airport airspace - CAA guidance

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The CAA has published guidance that aims to limit infringements of Farnborough airport’s controlled airspace that comes into force on 27 Feb 2020 and as a result significantly changes the lower airspace structure and anticipated VFR traffic routing in the SE of England. You can view the guidance on the…

Farnborough airspace file

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Alan Sparrow has updated ASSelect with the new Farnborough CTR/CTA (effective 27 Feb 20). See https://asselect.uk to download the new airspace data.  

Farnborough airspace AIC

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An Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) has been published describing the implementation of additional controlled airspace around Farnborough airport from 27 Feb 20. You can view the AIC here.

Exemption re transponder carriage in designated areas between FL100 and FL195

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The CAA has recently published an exemption for gliders and self-launching motor gliders from the carriage of a Secondary Surveillance Radar transponder with the capability and functionality prescribed for Mode S Elementary Surveillance for specified designated areas in the UK between FL100 and FL195. This exemption is of limited duration…

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