Airspace News

Airspace Change

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Many airports across the UK are progressing, restarting or launching an Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) with Government support, direction and co-ordination as part of the long term modernisation of the UK’s airspace. Other emerging ACPs include changes to en-route airspace as well as temporary and permanent airspace changes that segregate…

Electronic Conspicuity update

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The CAA has recently reported that “the Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority will convene a task force to work with the manufacturing industry to develop and publish electronic conspicuity (EC) specifications to enable interoperability between airspace users. The jointly developed specifications will take into account future requirements…

COP26 Restrictions of Flying

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Restrictions are in place to protect the COP26 event in Glasgow from 30th October to 13th November 2021. Unauthorised flight into the restricted airspace is forbidden. Pilots are advised to read associated NOTAMS prior to flight. An Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) describing the COP26 restrictions of flying has been published…

Keevil airfield ACP

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The RAFGSA Bannerdown Gliding Club operates at Keevil airfield and co-ordinates its activities with those of the MoD airfield owner/operator. The airfield is also used for gliding competitions. As military operational use of the airfield winds down, the future of the airfield and its continued use for gliding could be…

Airspace webpage updated

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The BGA airspace webpage has been updated to highlight information that is of interest to all pilots. You can view the detail here.  

Airspace Modernisation

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A Government directed Airspace Modernisation Strategy (AMS) aims to redevelop UK airspace over the next twenty years.  This will result in most of the UK’s airports needing to redevelop the controlled airspace they manage. After a period during which most of the UK’s airports have not progressed their expected airspace…

NOTAM site updated

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NOTAM information is available from the NATS AIS website as either a bespoke briefing or as several contingency pilot information briefings. The way the information is presented has been updated. The bespoke briefing requires the user to register with the website. You can set up a login here. Please note…

Airspace Classification Review - Cotswold Report 2021

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As part of the Airspace Classification Review procedure, the CAA has published a report that provides a factual overview of the intelligence they have gathered to date on the Cotswold Region and are now inviting those stakeholders familiar with this region to provide feedback on our initial findings through an…

CAA airspace policy consultations

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The CAA is consulting with aviation bodies through what is called NATMAC on two draft revised airspace policies. One specifies the classification and services to be provided in different categories of airspace and the other defines how controlled airspace structures are to be designed to contain flight paths. The revised…

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…