Airspace News

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.  

RAFAT relocation ACP

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On 15 March 19, the locations for which the RAF is examining future basing options for the RAF Aerobatic Team, the ‘Red Arrows’, was released.  They are RAF Leeming, RAF Waddington and RAF Wittering.  Associated with the basing change is a requirement to provide suitable airspace in which the Red…

Electronic Conspicuity Solutions: CAA call for evidence 

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The CAA has today launched a call for evidence about some of their key proposals for the wider roll out of Electronic Conspicuity in the UK. In doing so, the CAA notes; ‘The widespread adoption of Electronic conspicuity (EC), where everything flying sends out an electronic signal identifying it, will…

Lasham Airspace Challenge Update

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Lasham Gliding Society has provided this update regarding their challenge of the decision by the Civil Aviation Authority to impose unnecessary controlled airspace around Farnborough Airfield. ‘As we have previously reported to you, in November we were granted leave for a judicial review on two of our three grounds of…

Aeronautical Ground Station Licences

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As previously reported, from the 3rd January 2019, the CAA converted all common sporting assignments in the UK to 8.33. Aeronautical ground station licences, obtained from Ofcom, authorise the installation and use of a radio installation which provides ground to air communication (of course many clubs don’t utilise a radio ‘installation’ or…

RMZ requirements

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The CAA reports that ‘the Radio Mandatory Zone (RMZ) surrounding Hawarden aerodrome was established in March 2017 to enhance the safety of all aircraft operating in the vicinity of Hawarden aerodrome and to better integrate the increasing number of commercial A300-600N Beluga aircraft operations. AIC Y014/2017 was issued on 16…

Operating with 8.33 kHz channel spacing

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As previously reported, the UK has converted its allocated 25 kHz recreational aviation frequencies to 8.33 kHz channels, and four additional 8.33 channels are due to be allocated for gliding use in March 2019. Pilots should note that it is important that 8.33 channels are only used for the role…