Pilot Resources News

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…

Aim Higher 2017

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Following popular demand, Aim Higher club coaching lead Kevin Atkinson advises that the planned Aim Higher courses in 2017 are: Two day weekend ground school during January and March (16 hours ground school) These courses during the winter poor weather in preparation for the season ahead are designed simply to…

8.33 kHz radio update

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As previously reported, to overcome aviation radio frequency congestion across Europe, more channels are needed. By moving to 8.33 kHz channel spacing, three times the number of channels can be created within the VHF band. On 1 January 2018 the law changes and all aircraft operating in airspace that requires…

ANO 2016 effective from 25th August 2016

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The Air Navigation Order (ANO) 2016 is effective from 25th August 2016. The ANO 2016 provides the foundation for a simpler and more proportionate approach to the regulation of many GA activities that fall under national (and not European) regulation. You can learn more here. Please refer to the Laws…

Mick Davis, Senior Regional Examiner North West

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It is with great sadness that we report that Mick Davis, the SRE North West region, has passed away. Mick has been a member of the BGA’s regional examining team for many years and previously served as an RAFGSA club CFI. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.  …

Update - BGA Airspace

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Please note that there is an update on the BGA Airspace webpage titled ‘Transponders’ that describes the current situation re the ongoing non-transponder exceptions above FL100.

BGA Instructor Training

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The BGA modular instructor training handbook has been updated and can be viewed here.