Airspace News

Lasham Gliding Society airspace campaign latest news

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Lasham Gliding Society has provided a press release that updates their latest news on the campaign against the decision by the Civil Aviation Authority to impose unnecessary controlled airspace around Farnborough airfield. You can read the latest update here.

Information describing UK Airspace restrictions

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Aeronautical Information Mauve pages include UK Airspace restrictions imposed in accordance with the Temporary Restriction of Flying Regulations.  Please check NOTAMs daily for the latest information. See more here.

Temporary Danger Area near Huntingdon

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Pilots are reminded of a Temporary Danger Area established until the end of May 2019 to facilitate surveys taking place with the use of a Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS). Read more here.

Aviation Strategy 2050

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The UK Government is consulting on its Aviation Strategy 2050, which aims to set out the long term vision for aviation to 2050 . The BGA is engaged with the consultation. You can read more here.

CAA call for evidence on Electronic Conspicuity

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The BGA encourages the use of electronic conspicuity to assist effective lookout. FLARM equipment is commonly utilised in much of the UK fleet of gliders, powered gliders and tugs. The CAA, which is on the one hand developing a future airspace strategy and on the other is required to safety-regulate…

Restricted Airspace (Temporary)

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A significant number of air displays occur each year, many of which are provided with the protection of a Restricted Area (Temporary), more commonly described as a RA(T). Details of notified RA(T)s are available in the mauve pages within the NATS Aeronautical Information Circulars. NOTAMs provide the latest detail including…

CAA consultation on proposed changes to VMC minima in class D airspace

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The CAA notes that since 2014 the UK has exempted any aircraft being flown within UK class D airspace at or below 3,000 feet above mean sea level from SERA.5001 (VMC visibility and distance from cloud minima). This exemption applies when the aircraft is flying in accordance with specific conditions…

Airspace Change Proposal Links

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To assist those trying to locate CAP1616 airspace change proposal information, we have added a number of ACP quick links to our Representation and Consultation webpage. Read more here.  

LOA TRA(G) updated

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The Letter of Agreement between NATS and the BGA in respect of the Temporary Reserved Areas (Gliding) has been updated to include revised contact frequencies. You can view the LOA here.