Airspace News

Farnborough Airspace Campaign - update

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As previously reported here, the CAA has approved the Farnborough airport airspace change proposal. You can read the BGA’s response statement here. The British Gliding Association supports safe access to airspace for all users and supports challenges against airspace┬áchanges, wherever they occur, that threaten this premise. The BGA therefore encourages…

RAF Brize Norton ACP update

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BGA and other GA Alliance representatives were recently invited to RAF Brize Norton to discuss the ongoing Brize Norton Airspace Change Proposal. A modified solution was presented by the RAF which makes some adjustments to the base levels and removes some airspace from the Eastern end of the proposal. The…

Restrictions of Flying

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All pilots are respectfully reminded that restrictions of flying continue to be scheduled during August and September. Full details are available in the UK AIP by clicking on this link Please note that NOTAMs will highlight any changes or developments.

Gloucester airport frequency changes

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Gloucester airport has announced frequency changes effective from 1 September 2018; Tower – 122.905 Approach – 128.555 Radar – 120.980 ATIS – 127.480

Exeter airport - again

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All pilots who fly in the vicinity of Exeter airport are reminded of the need to where possible avoid Exeters ATZ and instrument approaches and always to make contact with Exeter ATC when close to or if likely to fly close to the ATZ or instrument approaches. Exeter airport has…

Great work!

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As previously reported, there have been a number of large RA(T)s in place during July, including for RIAT, the RAF100 flypasts and the POTUS visit. The CAA has noted that there were no infringements by gliders. Great work by clubs and pilots. There were a small number of infringements by…

Cranfield Airfield

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Cranfield airfield ATC has advised the BGA that they are no longer permitted ‘for insurance purposes’ to give permission to use the grassed area previously used in the event of a glider landing. They note that airfield is used for UAV operations even when the airfield is closed, that glider…

BGA Response - CAA decision on the TAG Farnborough ACP

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The BGA, working with gliding clubs and other GA organisations, has provided clear, accurate and compelling feedback throughout the TAG Farnborough ACP consultation process. Our views remain essentially unchanged. The BGA will carefully analyse the CAA decision letter and its implications and in due course will make a detailed statement.