Airspace News

APPG GA Lower Airspace Inquiry Report

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During 2018, the All Party Parliamentary Group on GA (APPG GA) noted that the mechanism behind the design of UK airspace seemed out of date and draconian in nature. The APPG GA resolved to commission an inquiry into the practices, procedures and governance of UK lower airspace. The inquiry was…

Fairford International Air Tattoo 19-22 July and NATO flypast

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The International Air Tattoo will take place at RAF Fairford and result in a number of airspace restrictions from 19-22 July including a NATO celebration flypast on the 19th and 20th that uses an area of airspace to the north of Fairford. Please refer to the RA(T) detail for the…

RAF Little Rissington

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RAF Little Rissington is an active Air Cadet Organisation (ACO) winch launched gliding site. The ACO recognises that gliders flying cross-country do sometimes get low and that an airfield landing is preferable to landing in a field. They have requested that any glider getting close to their gliding operation calls…

Gliding radio channel reference card

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A channel (ie frequency) reference card has been published for use by cross country pilots who wish to know which channel to use to contact a gliding airfield. The reference card can be found at Tim Newport Peace’s site http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/waypoints/stoppress.htm or as Section 28 of the Waypoint Page (there is a link…

Restriction of Flying - Head of State visit to the UK 3-5 June 2019

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RESTRICTION OF FLYING REGULATIONS FOR THE VISIT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM BY A HEAD OF STATE 3 – 5 JUNE 2019. A Head of State is to visit the United Kingdom during the period from 3 to 5 June 2019 inclusive. The visit will include a visit to D-Day 75th…

CAA refuses Leeds-Bradford Airport Airspace Change Proposal

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The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has informed Leeds Bradford Airport that it has decided to refuse its airspace change proposal (ACP). The CAA document explaining their decision is here: www.caa.co.uk/cap1805.

Restricted Airspace (Temporary) - RA(T)s and RIAT

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Please ensure that you comply with RA(T)s, as published in AICs on the AIP website and via NOTAMs. We have been given an early indication that a significant RA(T) will be used on the 19th and 20th July for the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford.   The…

Gliding channels updated - a reminder

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Another reminder that the allocated gliding channels were updated earlier this year. The details are as described in this table. Please click on the image to expand.