Cross-Country News

RAF Little Rissington - 120.775

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RAF Little Rissington, located to the north of the Brize Norton zone, is active on weekends with Air Cadet winch launched gliding and otherwise as NOTAMed for military parachuting and transport aircraft operations. An Air Cadet squadron on site flies Grob Acros as part of 2 Flying Training School (2…

2019 BGA Turning Points

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Tim Newport Peace has published the 2019 BGA Waypoint List at http://www.newportpeace.co.uk/turningpoints.htm.

UK airports, strips, fields and frequencies file

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Paul Ruskin has pulled together a set of cup files of UK Airports and landable strips and fields, together with current radio frequencies which he intends to update roughly monthly. There are three main files: UK Airports <date>.cup UK outlandings <date>.cup UKN Airports and outlandings <date>.cup (a rather sparse set…

WomenGlide Spring Soaring Weekend at Yorkshire Gliding Club

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WomenGlide are running a Spring Soaring Weekend at the Yorkshire Gliding Club (Sutton Bank) on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of March. Everyone is welcome (male and female) from ab-initio to international pilot. We will fly if weather permits, and spaces in between will be filled with ground…

Southern Alps Airspace

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As noted on the BGA airspace webpage, many UK glider pilots visit the French Alps. The airspace arrangements can be surprisingly complex, but do ensure the needs of gliding and commercial air transport are safely and reasonably accomodated. As ever, it is vitally important that pilots respect the rules. The…

FLARM Updates

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Please check when you last updated your FLARM software. Many owners do not realise that FLARMs now need to be updated with the latest firmware at least once a year on a rolling 365 day basis or the unit will stop functioning. Depending on the type, it may not be…

Deeside GC airspace guide

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Deeside GC has produced a helpful resource for airspace awareness. The intention is to help pilots visualise the airspace construct.  Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the guide is not designed to replace officially published information. You can view the Deeside GC airspace guide here.

CAP 1434: UK Flight Information Services: Guidance from the CAA

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The CAA has asked us to draw pilots’ attention to CAP 1434 ‘UK Flight Information Services: Guidance from the CAA’ which was published last year. The leaflet provides guidance to pilots on the types of air traffic services that are available to all flights operating within Class G airspace and,…

FLARM

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We have evidence that some FLARM aerial installations are nowhere near as effective as they could be. This is not a new issue. Have you checked your FLARM coverage using the online tool? The tool is available on the FLARM website or, for LXNAV 9000, 8000, 8080, Flarm mouse, on…

Pilot fined for illegally entering controlled airspace

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The CAA notes that ‘a helicopter pilot who illegally entered controlled airspace, causing disruption to flights at London Heathrow Airport, has been successfully prosecuted by the Civil Aviation Authority. The pilot was flying from Wycombe Air Park to Cliveden House, Buckinghamshire, when he entered the London Control Zone, without air…

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