Airspace News

Doncaster Sheffield Airport airspace change consultation

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) are consulting on the introduction of aRea NAVigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Departure (SID) procedures and RNAV Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs). DSA (otherwise known as Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, or RHADS) believe that the adoption of the departure procedures (SIDs) requires an additional portion of controlled…

P600 and N864 Letter of Agreement

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The P600 and N864 Letter of Agreement (LOA) between NATS, Prestwick, Swanwick, and the BGA has been updated and republished. Pilots using the LOA should refresh themselves on the detail. You can view the document here

Benson and Chiltern Park

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RAF Benson is located in the choke point between London and Brize Norton controlled airspace. The airfield is home to a mixed fleet of heavy and light helicopters including Police and EMS helicopters, as well as the RAF’s largest Air Experience Flight, which operates Tutor aircraft. The helicopter flying isn’t…

Bath Gap Letter of Agreement

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The Bath Gap Letter of Agreement (LOA) between NATS Bristol and the BGA has been updated and republished. The notification and activiation requirements are detailed in Part 2 of the LOA. Please note that the Bath Gap may only be activated by a Competition Director or by one of the…

BGA and Electronic Conspicuity

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The BGA is actively represented on the CAA’s Electronic Conspicuity Working Group (ECWG). The BGA also attended the CAA’s electronic conspicuity roadmap workshop held in April 2017. In early August, the BGA wrote to the CAA reiterating the BGA position on electronic conspicuity, which reflects the original ECWG ‘recommendations’.  In…

UK CAA announce that ADS-B is the preferred national electronic conspicuity solution for GA

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The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed that ADS-B ‘in/out’ using 1090 MHz is its preferred national system to improve electronic conspicuity for general aviation, ideally used through transponders. The CAA is already working with the GA community and industry to develop an integrated electronic surveillance solution offering both…

Oxford Airport and RAF Brize Norton airspace change proposal

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Oxford airport and RAF Brize Norton are developing a joint airspace change proposal with an expectation of a public consultation during early autumn 2017. More information will follow including details of their draft proposal.

Infringements - CAA airspace safety awareness course

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Pilots who infringe airspace in the UK may now be asked to attend a safety awareness course. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo) have jointly developed a unique training package targeting infringing pilots. The CAA will recommend, where appropriate, that pilots who have…

Opportunity - airspace support consultant

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The GA Alliance are seeking an Airspace Support Consultant to provide contracted remunerated airspace project support services to GA Alliance member organisations through the GAA airspace team. In particular, the role includes ongoing proactive awareness, research and analysis of strategic and local airspace issues as well as the development with…

RA(T) Airspace File

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George Knight and Alan Sparrow have modified ASSelect so that it now includes RA(T)s. ASSelect file can be downloaded here. The RA(T)s are currently designated in ASSelect as LoAs but this will be changed in due course. Please remember that this information does not replace daily checking of NOTAM information….

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